7 Ways to Make Empanadas

Last Updated January 18, 2018
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We love empanadas because you can fill them with absolutely anything -- fruit, steak, cheese -- it's up to you. Need ideas? How about kale, short ribs, sweet potatoes, venison, turkey, or butternut squash?

Kale and Sweet Potato Empanadas

Kale and Sweet Potato empanadas with pumpkin seed chimichurri on a plate
Make your empanadas small and serve them with Pumpkin Seed Chimichurri as appetizers or make them larger and add a salad for a full meal.

Veracruz-Style Empanadas (Empanadas Veracruzanas)

Vegan Veracruz empanadas with salsa.
I nearly always think of empanadas as part of a Spanish tapas plate, but there are some outstanding ones served in Mexico, each with its own regional twist and nearly all of them made with corn dough...

Ellie's Roasted Vegetable Empanadas

These savory, baked hand pies are great for lunch box, snack time or dinner. Empanadas can be filled with different combinations of seasonal produce throughout the year.

Chef Gary Kucy's Venison Picadillo Empanadas

Venison Picadillo Empanadas
Chef Gary Kucy of Rupert’s restaurant in downtown McCall’s Hotel McCall works hard to find food close to home for his mountain-inspired, seasonal menus.
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