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Irish-Style Empanadas

irish-style empanadas Entree South American
Irish-Style Empanadas
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 10

Empanadas are a great way to add a Latin touch to Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. The truth is that this Irish version was a hit with my family. The meat has a delicious flavor and I liked the idea of incorporating vegetables like cabbage and potato stew. My kids ate them and did not even realize what was in them. I accompanied this dish with a side of guasacaca ... mmm, delicious! Surprise your family and friends. I’m sure they'll love these empanadas! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive oil
2
red potatoes, chopped into cubes
1/2
small cabbage, finely chopped (about 4 cups)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
lb ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1
teaspoon thyme dry
2
tablespoons tomato paste
1/2
cup water
1
egg, beaten
1
teaspoon water
2
discs of Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust

Directions

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  • 1
    Add olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium high heat. When it's hot, add the potatoes and cabbage, stir-fry until the cabbage has wilted, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, stir well and let fry for 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Add the ground beef to the mixture. Using a wooden spoon, break up the meat so there are no large pieces. Sauté until meat is fully cooked, about 8-10 minutes.
  • 3
    Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add Worcestershire sauce, thyme, tomato paste and water. Stir well to incorporate. Reduce heat to low, cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • 4
    In a small bowl mix the egg and water. Set aside.
  • 5
    Unroll the two discs of Pillsbury pie dough on a clean surface. Using a cookie cutter or just a small bowl, cut circles about 6 inches in diameter.
  • 6
    Take a circle of dough and moisten with a little water on the edges. In the center place 1-2 tablespoons meat. Fold the pie and close the edges with a fork. Repeat until you finish all the circles.
  • 7
    Using a pastry brush, spread the top of each pie with egg wash.
  • 8
    Bake for 10-15 or until golden brown.
  • 9
    Serve hot.

Expert Tips

  • Serve with a delicious avocado salsa, like guasacaca, to add a Latin twist.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Empanadas are a great way to add a Latin touch to Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. The truth is that this Irish version was a hit with my family. The meat has a delicious flavor and I liked the idea of incorporating vegetables like cabbage and potato stew. My kids ate them and did not even realize what was in them. I accompanied this dish with a side of guasacaca ... mmm, delicious! Surprise your family and friends. I’m sure they'll love these empanadas!

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