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Argentine Atún Empanadas

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

2
tablespoons oil
1
onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
4
cans (5oz each) tuna
1
tomato, crushed
10
empanadas tapas (discs) for baking (preferably puff pastry dough)
1
egg, beaten

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Even though you can make tuna empanadas with any kind of disc, the ones made especially for baking are the puff pastry dough kind, which taste so much better.

Vigil empanadas are traditional fare during Easter, when people stop eating red meat and tables see a wide variety of fish and vegetable based dishes. Among all of the varieties, tuna empanadas are one of South America's delights. They are simple to prepare, and following the steps I’m sharing here, yours will be a guaranteed success. I love their flavor and the fact that it’s a good opportunity to incorporate fish into my family's diet. I hope you enjoy them!

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil, then add onions to the pan; add salt and pepper to taste. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until the onions are tender.
  • 2 Turn off heat. Add tuna and crushed tomato. Mix to allow the flavors to blend.
  • 3 Let it stand and cool.
  • 4 Preheat the oven to 350°F for 10 minutes.
  • 5 In each disc, place 1 tablespoon of tuna mix. Close by pressing the borders with fork or your hand.
  • 6 Place the empanadas on a cookie baking tray.
  • 7 Brush the top of the empanadas with beaten egg.
  • 8 Lower the oven's temperature to medium (about 300°F).
  • 9 Bake the empanadas for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until empanadas are golden brown.

Vigil empanadas are traditional fare during Easter, when people stop eating red meat and tables see a wide variety of fish and vegetable based dishes. Among all of the varieties, tuna empanadas are one of South America's delights. They are simple to prepare, and following the steps I’m sharing here, yours will be a guaranteed success. I love their flavor and the fact that it’s a good opportunity to incorporate fish into my family's diet. I hope you enjoy them!

Rate and Comment

Romina Tibytt Romina Tibytt
September 11, 2015

Vigil empanadas are traditional fare during Easter, when people stop eating red meat and tables see a wide variety of fish and vegetable based dishes. Among all of the varieties, tuna empanadas are one of South America's delights. They are simple to prepare, and following the steps I’m sharing here, yours will be a guaranteed success. I love their flavor and the fact that it’s a good opportunity to incorporate fish into my family's diet. I hope you enjoy them!