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Empanada Grande

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

Ingredients

  • 1 crust from 1 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 Count), 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

  • 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
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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