Recipe by The Turkey Federation
"Pie pastry filled with a mixture of ground turkey, tomato, bell pepper, herbs and spices. A turkey twist on a Latin favorite, empanadas."
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chopped green bell peppers
chopped fresh tomato
red pepper flakes
ground black pepper
1 (15 ounce) package
refrigerated pie crusts
egg white, beaten
Tasted great and looked like it took more effort than it did. I substituted a can of diced tomatoes and some tomato sauce for the fresh tomatoes. Will definitely be making this more!
We did not think they had a lot of flavor. Eldest son liked but he also added a lot of melted cheese over them. Would not make again but thanks for letting us try.
Tends to come out a little dry, I added some enchilada sauce after the meat/veggie mixture cooled and it was delicious! Also, if you run the meat and vegetables through a meat grinder before you stuff the shells, the texture is much more consistent and (I think) better.
After reading the other reviews, I agreed the mixture looked too dry...I made the following changes and it turned out so great that my husband and I ate almost all of it and had to stop ourselves from polishing it off.
Instead of tomatoes (which I don't like), I added a bottle of Chipotle-flavoured Pace salsa - it added just the right amount of moisture, flavour, and a yummy spicy-ness. I also ditched the dried parsley (I've read if you use parsley dried you might as well not use it at all), and I substituted freshly pressed garlic for the garlic powder and fresh cilantro for dry. Easy changes on an already easy-to-prepare dish, and it turned out delicious!
great little"hot pocket" type meal.....we use goya discos (made for empanadas) in the freezer section....
This was VERY good! I used one small can of tomato sauce and one can of mexican seasoned stewed tomatoes (chopped them up in my food processor). Had to adjust cook time on the stove to cook out liquids. But it was great.
HOWEVER, when attempting to put the meat on the pie shell half, you MIGHT want to mention that you need to COOL the meat first. I didn't even think about it and ended up with holes in my shell when I folded it over. .. OOPS! hee hee - but this will go in my permanent recipe collection!
very versatile and my pre-diabetic husband loved this recipe. To change up this recipe I substituted whole wheat tortillas instead of pie crust. Secondly, you can use chicken, rice and black beans. Lastly, I used all kinds of peppers from my garden.
These are amazing. My husband and I absolutely loved these. They taste like ones you can get in a restaurant. I did take the advice of others and increase the spices and I also added shredded cheese inside. but it was great. I told my sister she had to make it and her and her husband begged her to make them at least once a week. I will try with ground beef next time b/c my husband prefers it, but the turkey was tasty too.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Turkey Empanadas Grande
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 190
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