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Happy National Empanada Day!

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Happy National Empanada Day!
This morning, in honor of the holiday, National Empanada Day, I decided to make some empanadas.  In deciding what kind to make I considered all the different kinds I could make.  There are sweet, desserty empanadas like fruit filled empanadas.  That would be good for breakfast, but lack of planning on my part left me with no fresh fruit for that option. 

Then there are the savory empanadas, like beef filled, chicken filled or even cheese filled.  I decided on turkey filled because using ground turkey is similar to ground beef, and I like to save my red meat for steaks and roasts.  I always substitute ground turkey for ground beef, mostly because it's just the healthier option.

Click here for my Easy Turkey Empanada Recipe .

Happy National Empanada Day! 

Easy Turkey Empanadas

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Easy Turkey Empanadas Time:  Prep: 10 minutes   Cook: 20 minutes   Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 rolls Pie Crust 1 lb. Ground Turkey 1Medium Onion chopped fine 1 Bell Pepper chopped fine 3 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1tsp Chili Powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp oregano 1 can tomato paste 2 tsp olive oil 1 egg yolk Directions: On cutting board, roll pie crust out flat.  Using a 4 in diameter circle (I used a large mug), press out as many circles as possible.  (I was able to get 5 circles from each crust) Repeat with second crust Place circles in refrigerator while you prepare the filling. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown turkey.  Drain and transfer to a bowl. In same skillet, saute onion, garlic and pepper until soft and onions are translucent. Return Turkey to skillet, add cumin, chili powder, oregano, tomato paste, salt and pepper.  Cook over medium heat about 1 - 2 minutes.  Set aside. Separate egg yolk from white and break yolk into a bowl Lay a dough c…