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Empanadas II Recipe
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Empanadas II

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"Easy vegetarian empanadas."

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Original recipe makes 32 Empanadas Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place diced potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain.
  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, then onion. Toss lightly to coat. Saute onion for 5 minutes, then add cooked potatoes. Saute mixture an additional 10 minutes, until onions are caramelized and potatoes are lightly browned.
  4. Place potatoes and onions in a large bowl. Add hard-cooked eggs, olives, and raisins. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Roll out pastry and cut 32 3-inch circles. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling on one half of each circle. Fold pastry in half and crimp edges with a fork. Place empanadas on a baking sheet and brush each one with beaten egg.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

This recipe was extremely easy and really tasty. The filling was just a little bland for my taste, so I added jalapenos and a little more seasoning. I served the empanadas to my family with a side of beans, salsa, and Mexican cheese--it was a huge success and everyone's fighting over the leftovers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2008

this was too blah. my mother in law taught me how to make these and you can get creative. anything can go in them, beef,cheese, fruit I have done taco flavored beef and yellow rice, beef and mashed patatoes, my family always want cheese in them. also you can find premade shells (goya) in the frozen section for about 1.50 for 10 shells also i fry mine for low fat you can bake too.

Aug 29, 2002

I agree that this recipe was very bland. I, too, served it with homemade salsa. I took these to a party along with chicken empanadas; the only who ate them was the vegetarian. They definitely need cheese ... maybe, jalepano cheese.

Jul 17, 2004

These were my first attempt at empanadas, and I was a little dissapointed. They were bland, and I wish I had added cheese and jalapenos, or chiles like the other reviews suggested. I will not make these again.

Aug 26, 2008

I took out the olives (my dad isn't a fan of them) and added jalapenos, ground beef, and taco seasoning. I still found the recipe a little bland, but really you can add anything to empanadas, so next time I'll just add more flavorful ingredients.

May 13, 2010

I used pizza dough that needed to be used up. The hard boiled eggs were a great idea. I ate this for a quick breakfast. Thank you!

Feb 26, 2010

I didn't use the raisins or potatoes, but added more eggs (8 total!) and taco seasoning, but wished I had more green olives. The olives really add a delicious flavor to these!

Oct 04, 2010

Very bland, needs some kind of meat and cheese added to filling, as well as some spices or seasonings


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  • Calories
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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