Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Empanada Buffet

It's been a loooong time since I've posted, but now that I've finished grad school and have more time on my hand, I've been excited about cooking again. The last few months have been a rotation of tacos, broiled fish and pizza. But now that Georgia has been staying with me a few nights out of every week, its inspired me to cook something that takes more than 15 minutes.

While wandering around the grocery store trying to decide what to make for dinner, I noticed the empanada discos in the freezer section. I was psyched and decided that since I've never made empanadas, I would try filling them with a variety of thing. With a couple more ingredients in tow, I headed home and made delicious dinner.

Fillings included: Caramelized onions with spinach and ricotta; sauteed eggplant with marinara sauce, cumin and nutmeg; taco style - with ground turkey, taco spices, cheddar, tomato and avocado; and dessert - sweetened goat cheese and pureed blackberries.

Some of the empanadas popped open, but I did put more filling in each then I probably should have.

I was debating whether to add the egg wash on top of the empanadas, but I think they look pretty beautiful with it, so I'm glad I did.

A really delicious and easy meal to make a come-back with :)


Georgia's groundskeeper said...

Ummmm, I got some grumblies and my tumblie looking at these things.

cindy said...

oh my god, YUMMMMMM

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, all these combinations look fantastic!

Georgia said...

These were really tasty! I liked the spinach and blackberry ones best I think...that didn't stop me from stuffing myself with all varieties though!

John said...

Delicious looking empanada!

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