Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanks Giving Recipes: Turkey Empanadas

Thanks Giving Recipes: Turkey Empanadas

Why not make turkey empanadas with the leftover turkey? It's easy, simple, tasty and fun! Here is what you will need: Note: Borrow the same ingredients used in the making of the turkey tacos except the oil and tortillas!

What you will need.

1.) 2-4 cans of Pillsbury Biscuit Dough

2.) Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or 3-Mexican Cheese

2.) 1 large onion or a bushel of green onions.

3.) 2-3 Anaheim chilies fresh - or 1 canned will do as well.

4.) 4-6 leafs of romaine Lettuce chopped into strips.

5.) 1 large red bell pepper and 1 green pepper.

6.) 3 cloves of fresh garlic

7.) Sea Salt to taste - add as you go!

8.) Black pepper - add as you go and taste

9.) Good handful of cilantro-you can decide.

10.) Roma tomatoes or even sun dried tomatoes.

11.) Olive oil - 1-2 cups. This depends on whether you're using a deep fryer or stove top pan.

12.) A Deep fryer - check any home kitchen department store.

13.) 2 bags of 50 Tortillas

14.) Round tooth picks

15.) Salsa

16.) Paper towels

Take the chilies and bake or sear in the oven or in a pan on your stove top. Chop into fine pieces. You can sauté the onions, peppers, garlic, and cilantro.

Dice the onions and tomatoes and chop them up as well. Add the cheese, greens, onions, garlic, cilantro, romaine and peppers together in one bowl. Take the turkey and veggies, peppers and such all together! You can mix it by hand, or place in a blender or food processor to combine well!

Take out the biscuit dough. Use one biscuit per serving. Roll the dough out to the size of a saucer if possible, if not, then don't be afraid to borrow more dough from another biscuit heap. Fill the biscuits with the turkey mixture. Fold and pinch the empanadas as you would fold a tart. Make wholes and put in over for 20 minutes.

Note: you can also deeep fry in olive oil, but they may be a bit oily and baking would be the best!

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