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Picadillo Empanadas Empanadas are the Latin version of a turnover.  They cab be filled with just about anything you like.  The traditional Picadillo Empanada is made with beef, but here the Real Food Academy “We Don’t Change The Dish We Change The Ingredients” therefor we use lean turkey meat.
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Filled turkey meat turnovers
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Prep Time 15-20 minutes
Cook Time 10-12 minutes
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Empanadas
Ingredients
Prep Time 15-20 minutes
Cook Time 10-12 minutes
Servings
Empanadas
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, onion, garlic, pepper (if using) and cumin and cook, breaking the meat up with a spoon, until browned, add tomato paste and keep cooking for 3 to 5 minutes. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Top the dough with the turkey mixture, fold in half seal the edges using a fork. Place on the prepared baking sheet brush with egg wash and bake until golden, bake for 11-12 minutes.
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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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