These pies are a savory, comforting and scrumptious meal for any time of year! They're packed with delicious pork chorizo, Panela cheese and creamy potatoes -- and all inside a flaky, buttery, sesame crust. One won't be enough!
Pour the sesame seeds to a small sauté pan, and place it over low-medium heat. Move the pan around often, and once they're golden and aromatic, immediately remove them from the heat, about 3 minutes. (Be careful because they can go from golden to too dark quickly!) Add 2 tablespoons of the toasted seeds to a mortar, and set the remaining teaspoon aside for later. Use a pestle to grind the seeds in the mortar until they're a powder. (You can also do this is a spice grinder.) Set aside.
Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with olive oil and place it over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft and beginning to caramelize, about 7 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.