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Empanada Grande

empanada grande Entree Latin American
Empanada Grande
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 3

Bite into a wedge of this flaky Latin American pastry, made easy with frozen peas and hash browns and lots of smoky sausage.

Updated July 24, 2012
Pillsbury Pie Crust
Make with
Pillsbury Pie Crust

Ingredients

  • 1
    Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
  • 1
    egg
  • 4
    oz smoked chorizo sausage links or kielbasa, casing removed, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3/4
    cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (from 30-oz bag), thawed
  • 1/3
    cup frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag)
  • 1
    small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; unroll crust on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat egg thoroughly; reserve 1 tablespoon in small bowl. Into large bowl, stir remaining ingredients.
  • 3
    Spoon chorizo mixture evenly onto half of crust to within 1/2 inch of edge. Brush edge of crust with reserved beaten egg. Fold crust over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Cut several slits in top of crust for steam to escape. Brush top with beaten egg.
  • 4
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges.

  • Thaw potatoes in a flash by placing them on a microwavable plate and microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) for 1 minute.
  • Turnovers like these originated in Latin America. Family-size turnovers are called empanada gallega. Appetizer-size turnovers are empanaditas.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
47%
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Potassium
350mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
2g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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