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Plantain Empanadas with Chipotle-Peanut Sauce

Prep Time
45
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
5
min.
Servings

12 servings

Using convenient frozen empanada (turnover) disks to make these delicious empanadas cuts the prep time in half.

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Make It

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  • Heat 1 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add plantains, onions and garlic; cook 5 min. or until plantains are golden brown, stirring frequently. Cool slightly. Stir in cheese and half the cilantro.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup plantain mixture onto center of each dough disk; moisten edge with water. Fold disks in half to enclose filling; press lightly on tops to remove air pockets. Seal edges with fork.
  • Heat remaining oil in medium deep skillet to 375ºF. Add 4 empanadas; cook 4 to 5 min. or until golden brown on both sides, turning after 3 min. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining empanadas. Cool slightly.
  • Mix peanut butter, mayo, juice, peppers and remaining cilantro until blended. Serve with empanadas.

How to Easily Assemble Empanadas

Place disks on lightly floured surface. Top evenly with plantain mixture; fold and seal accordingly.

Make Ahead

Empanadas can be assembled ahead of time. Place between 2 sheets of waxed paper or parchment paper in airtight container; freeze up to 2 months. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator, then pat dry with paper towels and cook as directed.

Servings

  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 240
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 210mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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