Ground Turkey and Vegetable Empanadas

Ground Turkey and Vegetable Empanadas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 129.9
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.7 mg
  • Sodium: 299.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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These empanadas are low fat, low calorie, high protein and freeze well! They're a staple in our house as a quick lunch or dinner on the go. These empanadas are low fat, low calorie, high protein and freeze well! They're a staple in our house as a quick lunch or dinner on the go.
Number of Servings: 30


    30 Loty Empanada wrappers for baking (I prefer these over Goya brand, but whatever you use, just make sure they're supposed to be baked not fried)
    3/4lb 93% lean ground turkey
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 15oz can diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro
    1/2C frozen peas
    1/2C frozen corn
    1.5C potatoes, diced and boiled until tender
    10 green olives, sliced
    1.25C black beans, rinsed
    2 hard boiled eggs, diced
    1 tsp garlic salt
    1 tsp ground black pepper
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp paprika


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray and lay out separate empanada wrappers to thaw
3. Saute onions, turkey, and garlic along with olive oil and spices over med-low heat until onions are translucent and turkey is mostly cooked
4. drain a couple tablespoons of juice off tomatoes and then pour rest of can into pan with turkey, onions, and garlic, simmer 5 minutes to cook off some liquid
5. Remove pan from heat and add peas, corn, potatoes, and beans to pan and mix to heat through
6. Transfer to a separate bowl, add olives and eggs and gently mix
7. spoon a heaping tablespoon onto each thawed wrapper, fold in half and seal by pressing edges together with fingertips
8. bake about 20 minutes until puffy and golden, turn once
9. remove from oven and place on rack to cool

This recipe make 30+ empanadas depending on how full you make them. Once they are cool, you can store them in a freezer bag for a couple of months, but they never last more than a month in my house.

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  • 9 of 22 people found this review helpful
    It isn't at all helpful to hear how it 'sounds' or 'looks'. I know how it 'sounds' and 'looks' to me. And why on earth are you rating something you didn't actually make and eat? Spark People has asked you to not rate it if you haven't actually tried it. Please! - 5/26/16

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    We really loved these! It would be wonderful if you could get lower fat and whole grain wrappers. That is the only improvement I would want to make for these. Very Yummy! The olives make a nice touch. 5 stars!!!! (even if I can't make them stick on the rating screen for some reason) - 6/7/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    to NONNAOF2,,,I find Empanada wrappers in the frozen foods section of markets that have a large Latino population. Goya makes "Grande" ones as well as regular size ones. You can also go to YouTube and see how to do the traditional "fold" on the Empanadas. Makes for a great presentation! - 6/9/16

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made these with my dd, some with and some without meat. We added cheese instead of boiled eggs, tossed in peppers, some salsa and curry powder. We will definitely make these again. - 6/3/18

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These are fabulous and easy to put together. The family has made different fillings according to taste but I will stick with the original ingredients for myself! - 4/24/17

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