Empanadillas

Jump start your party by serving flaky turnovers filled with a spicy sausage mixture.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

8
oz bulk spicy pork sausage
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1/4
cup raisins, finely chopped
1/4
cup pitted green olives, finely chopped
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
package (17.3 oz) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1
egg
1
teaspoon water
Fresh cilantro, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with foil or cooking parchment paper; lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink. Stir in raisins, olives and cumin; remove from heat.
  • 3 On lightly floured surface, roll 1 sheet of pastry into 12x9-inch rectangle, trimming edges if necessary. Cut into twelve 3-inch squares.
  • 4 Place 1 tablespoon sausage mixture on each pastry square. In small bowl, beat egg and water with fork until well blended. Brush egg mixture on edges of pastry squares. Fold pastry over filling to make triangles; press edges with fork to seal. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry and sausage mixture. Brush tops of triangles with egg mixture.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Garnish with cilantro.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with foil or cooking parchment paper; lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink. Stir in raisins, olives and cumin; remove from heat.
  • 3 On lightly floured surface, roll 1 sheet of pastry into 12x9-inch rectangle, trimming edges if necessary. Cut into twelve 3-inch squares.
  • 4 Place 1 tablespoon sausage mixture on each pastry square. In small bowl, beat egg and water with fork until well blended. Brush egg mixture on edges of pastry squares. Fold pastry over filling to make triangles; press edges with fork to seal. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining pastry and sausage mixture. Brush tops of triangles with egg mixture.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Garnish with cilantro.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For a less spicy version, substitute ground beef or ground turkey for the sausage.

Empanadillas are great appetizers because they can be prepared and kept frozen until baking time. Freeze on a cookie sheet, then store in a plastic bag.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.