Livia's Peruvian Empanadas

These authentic empanadas from Peru can easily be made at home using prepared pie crust!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2
lb beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1
small onion, cut in half, sliced
1
plum (Roma) tomato, seeded, chopped
1
teaspoon soy sauce
1
teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef. Cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes or until golden brown; reserve in medium bowl. In same skillet, cook onion about 3 minutes or until brown. Add tomato, beef, soy sauce, vinegar and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 On lightly floured work surface, roll each pie crust into 14-inch circle. Using 6-inch round plate, cut 3 circles from each crust. Reroll remaining dough, and cut 2 more 6-inch circles. Moisten edge of each circle with water, and place about 2 tablespoons filling on circle. Fold dough in half over filling; press edge with fork to seal. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart. Poke top of each once with fork to vent steam.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Store leftovers loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Empanada
    Calories
    250
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    300mg
    300%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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