Turkey Empanadas Grande




2 Cloves garlic, minced

2 c onion, chopped

1 c green pepper, chopped

6 Large fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped

1/3 c fresh parsley, chopped

1/3 c fresh cilantro, chopped

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp black pepper

4 9-inch uncooked pie crusts

2 Each egg whites, beaten

Avocado slices As needed

Red onion slices As needed

Fresh cilantro sprigs As needed



Saute turkey, garlic, onion and green pepper 5 to 6 minutes until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.

Stir in tomato, parsley, cilantro, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes and pepper.

Stirring occasionally, cook over medium heat 15 minutes or until most of liquid is reduced.

Place pie crust in center of a sheet tray.

Spread half of turkey mixture on one half of pie crust within 1 inch of the edge.

Brush exposed 1 inch of pie crust with egg white.

Encase turkey by folding other half of pie crust over turkey.

Using a fork, press edges of crust together.

Pierce top of crust with fork to make holes to allow steam to escape.

Repeat with remaining ingredients and pie crust.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes until pastry is golden brown.

Cut each into 4 wedges. Garnish with avocado, red onion slices and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

180 Total Calories

100 Calories from Fat

11 g Total Fat

17 % Daily Total Fat

2 g Saturated Fat

13 % Daily Saturated Fat

50 g Cholesterol

17 % Daily Cholesterol

110 mg Sodium

5 % Daily Sodium

10 g Total Carbohydrates

3 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

3 g Dietary Fiber

12 % Daily Dietary Fiber

3 g Sugars

13 g Protein

15 % Daily Protein

50 % Daily Vitamin C

4 % Daily Calcium

10 % Daily Iron