Vegetarian Empanadas

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Vegetarian Empanadas


Empanadas are pockets of flaky, buttery crust filled with various sweet or savory ingredients for a hand-held dish. This recipe for Vegetarian Empanadas are perfect for snacks or main dishes. It takes 65 minutes to prepare these delicious creations that have 790 calories per serving. Who doesn't love a flaky and butter crust packed with gooey goodness? Top them with low-fat sour cream for a dreamy and delicious dinner. Enjoy!


  • 0.5 kilograms flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 50 grams vegetable shortening
  • 2 1/2 poblano peppers
  • cooking oil (spray)
  • 1 1/2 onions
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup goat cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 1/2 cups chihuahua cheese (diced)
  • salt
  • ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a bowl, add the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the egg in the middle.
  3. Separately, melt the shortening in 1/2 cup warm water. Pour into the middle of the flour, salt, and sugar and knead. The dough should be soft and smooth. Cover with a rag and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Make 4-centimeter balls. Flatten with the rolling pin until thin.
  5. Roast the poblano chilies, let them sweat, then peel. Cut into thin strips and set aside.
  6. Spray cooking oil into a skillet and place over medium-high heat. Slice the onion into thin half moons and add to the skillet. Once it turns golden brown, add the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove and mix with the poblano chili strips. Let it cool.
  7. Add the cream and cheeses. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Fill the empanada dough circles with the filling. Close the empanadas and seal with a fork. Brush with the remaining egg and make a few holes in the empanada to let the vapor out.
  9. Bake until golden brown and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories790Calories from Fat370
Total Fat41g63%
Saturated Fat21g105%
Trans Fat1g
Calories from Fat370
Total Carbohydrate69g23%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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