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Empanadas

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Empanadas

Method

Preparation for the dough

  • Add the flour and salt into a bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle tool.  Mix the flour and salt together for about 2 rounds.  Add the butter and continue to mix until the mixture resembles a crumb texture. 
  • In a bowl add the egg, vinegar and water and beat it together with a fork.  Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix for a few seconds. 
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and knead for a few seconds.  (ONLY)
  • Split the dough into two sections we flatten them a bit and wrap them in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for an hour.

 Preparation for the filling

  •  Preheat oven at 200 C° on air setting.
  • Sauté the onions and garlic in a wide pot with a bit of olive oil.  Add the herbs to give the oil a nice aroma.
  • Next add the ground beef and sauté until the meat is cooked and doesn't have a red color.
  • Add the olives, raisins, salt, pepper and the tomatoes.
  • Sautés on medium heat 5 minutes more and most of the juices have evaporated and the meat is left with only the oil. 
  • Remove from the heat and add the egg and stir, let sit to cool.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out the dough as wide as you can and with either a lid from boil or a round cutter 15cm wide we cut out 12 rounds.
  • To each round we add 2 to 3 Tbsp of the beef filling, in a small bowl add some water, take your finger or a cooking brush and add a bit of water on the edges of the rounds, to help seal them up well.
  • Fold the rounds from one side to the other and press down gentle to form a half moon.  In a bowl whisk the egg with a bit of water and baste each pocket with the egg wash. 
  • Place the pockets on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes....

Tip

If you don't have air setting on our oven you should place the pan on the top rack of the oven in the beginning  and then move to the lower rack when the Empanadas start to turn golden brown.  This is a great recipe to share...

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

375
Calories (kcal)
19 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

19.0
Total Fat (g)
27 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

10.0
Saturated Fat (g)
50 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

35.0
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.5
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

15.0
Protein (g)
30 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.3
Fibre (g)
9 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

1.3
Sodium (g)
22 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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