Potato and chorizo empanadas

Prep 45 min
Total 1 hour 20 min
Makes 18 empanadas

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125 g
cured chorizo sausage, finely diced (1 cup)
1 cup
finely chopped onion
garlic cloves, minced
1 cup
peeled and diced baking potato
3/4 cup
1 cup
finely diced roasted red pepper

To assemble

1 batch
empanada dough, (2 discs)
egg, beaten


  • HEAT a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add chorizo and cook until slightly crisp, about 2 min. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion starts to soften, 3 min. Stir in potato and water. Simmer, covered, until potatoes are just tender, 8 to 10 min. Season with fresh pepper. Stir in red pepper and remove from heat.
  • PREHEAT oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  • ROLL 1 disc empanada dough until 1/16-in. thick. Use a 5-in. cutter to cut out circles. Repeat with remaining disc. Gather and re-roll scraps to cut out remaining circles.
  • PLACE 1 heaping tbsp of filling on each round. Brush edges with beaten egg and fold dough over the filling, forming a half-circle. Press to seal. Crimp edges. Arrange empanadas on their sides on prepared baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg.
  • BAKE until golden brown, 30 to 35 min. Serve chorizo empanadas warm or cool, or freeze up to 2 weeks. Reheat in a 350F oven for 15 min.



Calories 157, Protein 4 g, Carbohydrates 13 g, Fat 10 g, Fibre 1 g, Sodium 123 mg.

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