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Empanada (with Cheesy Tuna Filling)

5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: cheese empanada, cheesy empanada with tuna filling, easy empanada recipe, empanada, empanada recipe, simple empanada, tuna empanada, tuna empanada recipe
Servings: 12 empanadas
Author: Olive
How time flies..it feels like I just posted the leche flan for Kulinarya for February and now March's almost over which means another delicious Filipino food in spotlight.  This month's theme is empanada..
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Ingredients (click ingredient to buy it)

FOR TUNA EMPANADA DOUGH:

FOR EMPANADA FILLING:

Instructions

FOR TUNA EMPANADA DOUGH:

  • Sift flour with salt in a large bowl and blend in butter with your fingertips or with a blender until mixture resembles coarse meal with some (roughly pea-size) butter lumps.
  • Beat together the egg, water and vinegar in a small bowl with a fork.
  • Add to flour mixture, stirring with fork until just incorporated (mixture will look shaggy).
  • Turn out mixture onto a lightly floured surface and gather together.
  • Then knead gently with heel of your hand once or twice, just enough to bring dough together.
  • Form dough into a flat rectangle and chill, wrapped in a plastic wrap for at least 1 hour.

FOR EMPANADA FILLING:

  • In a pan, heat about 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, saute onion until transslucent, add tomatoes, cook until soft, add drained tuna flakes, add paprika, potatoes, peas.
  • Cook until peas are tender, turn off heat and add cheese.
  • Taste it and season accordingly with salt and pepper.
  • Cool before filling the dough.
  • Place the filling by the spoonful into your prepared empanada dough.
  • Fold the dough and filling into a half circle shape, brush edges with water or eggwash and crimp the edges with a fork. 
  • Do not overfill the empanadas.
  • Fry the filled empanadas in a deep fryer at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Cool slightly before serving.

Notes

Aternately, you can bake the empanadas in a preheated 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes. They should be lightly golden.
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