Winter Food Recipe Series: Turkey Empanadas

Foods Recipes to keep you Nice and
Warm in This Winter

It is just early December and the winter is already giving us a hint of it is power. And as the temperature gets lower, higher is people attempts and strategies to keep themselves nice and warm. Different styles of hat, coats and scarves are seen wrapping people up on the street, and as much as elegant we get using our fashionable winter clothes, there is nothing better than getting home, put the comfy jumper and have a nice winter meal.

So, as we are all getting ready for the December parties and for the cold weather coming with it, we selected different meals that will help you to be nice and warm in this winter. Every week until Christmas we are going to release a recipe for these selected dishes. This Friday, celebrating our new Mexican menu we are going to prepare a Turkey Empanadas, a tasty food typical from the Latin-American culture.

What do you need?

- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon salt

For the filling:

- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- Round cutter
- 230 g of ground turkey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- salt and black pepper to taste
- oil for frying

How you do it

Put the flour with the salt oil and a little water in a bowl.

Mix the water and flour slowly with your hands. When the dough is getting hard, add more water until the dough is soft. If the dough becomes too sticky, add more flour or if it is hard, add more water. When the dough is soft, begin to make the filling.

In a pan heat the oil and add the garlic and onion until garlic gets a gold colour. Put the ground turkey, and cook until the meat is not pink anymore. add the tomato paste and the paprika and wait until the water evaporates. Add the salt and pepper as you like, and let it cool down.

On a floured surface, open the dough with the roll until it is very thin. With a round cutter, cut the dough and put the feeling in the middle of the round dough. Fold the dough in the middle connecting the two edges of the round dough. With a fork, press the edges of the closed Empanada. Fry the Empanada in warm (not too much) oil over medium-high heat and drain with a skimmer before let it to dry on the towel paper.

Enjoyed the recipe!

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