Empanada Grande

Empanada Grande

Bite into a wedge of this flaky Latin American pastry, made easy with frozen peas and hash browns and lots of smoky sausage.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

3

servings

1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
egg
4
oz smoked chorizo sausage links or kielbasa, casing removed, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
3/4
cup frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (from 30-oz bag), thawed
1/3
cup Green Giant® frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag)
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4
teaspoon salt
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; unroll crust on ungreased large cookie sheet.
  2. In large bowl, beat egg thoroughly; reserve 1 tablespoon in small bowl. Into large bowl, stir remaining ingredients.
  3. Spoon chorizo mixture evenly onto half of crust to within 1/2 inch of edge. Brush edge of crust with reserved beaten egg. Fold crust over filling; press edges with fork to seal. Cut several slits in top of crust for steam to escape. Brush top with beaten egg.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges.
Makes 3 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
Thaw potatoes in a flash by placing them on a microwavable plate and microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) for 1 minute.
Turnovers like these originated in Latin America. Family-size turnovers are called empanada gallega. Appetizer-size turnovers are empanaditas.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 1030mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 46g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 13g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.