Easy vegetarian empanadas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 Empanadas
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Place potatoes and onions in a large bowl. Add hard-cooked eggs, olives, and raisins. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 31.5mg 11% DV; sodium 102.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
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! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2008
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. Read More
(16)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2008
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. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
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! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2004
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2008
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2010
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! Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
10/04/2010
Very bland needs some kind of meat and cheese added to filling as well as some spices or seasonings Read More