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empanadaedited Show your love this Valentine’s Day by baking some Delicious Gluten Free Turkey Empanadas! Enjoy with family, friends or share with that special someone in your life. You can also go extra vegan and exchange the turkey for you favorite plant protein!
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Heart Shape Turkey Empanada
Crusty baked empanada perfect for Valentine’s day!
Heart Shape Turkey Empanada
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  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add olive oil and saute turkey, garlic, onion, and green pepper until turkey is cooked to 165F degrees . Stir in parsley, cilantro, cumin, oregano, and black pepper. Stirring occasionally, cook over medium heat about 15 minutes or until most the liquid is reduced.
  2. Drain all liquid from turkey and cool down. Reserve on the side.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F .
  4. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick oil.
  5. Unfold pie crust and cut 2 pieces with heart shape cookie cutter for each empanada. Make sure to keep the dough covered with plastic until you are going to use it.
  6. Brush around the edges on the inside part of pie crust with egg white.
  7. Carefully spread turkey mixture in the center of the heart shaped pie crust. Encase mix by placing the other heart shaped piece of pie crust over mixture. Using a fork, press edges of crust together and pierce top of crust to make holes to allow steam to escape.
  8. Bake over cookie sheet at 400 degrees F. 20 to 25 minutes. Some ovens may cook empanadas quicker than others. Bake until golden on top of empanada.
Recipe Notes

Use a large heart shape cookie cutter. Don’t have one? No problem! Make one out of cardboard. Try ro keep it about 3″ in size!


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About Chef Chef Maria

Born in Venezuela, Chef Maria developed her passion for food as a young girl. In her early 20’s she came to the United States and entered the restaurant business in Boston MA. Later in San Diego CA she opened El Tucan Restaurant. It was in San Diego that Chef Maria was challenged by the culture and regional ingredients that ultimately contributed to the inventive style she’s known for today. Also during this time in San Diego, Chef Maria was introduced to organic produce importance of nutrition.

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