Festive Chizou Empanadas

Festive Chizou Empanadas

Great as a snack, part of a festive spread or even just as meal, we give you: our festive Chizou Empanadas recipe! 

For the pastry (if you're feeling brave... otherwise you can buy some ready-made)

  • 200g of flour
  • 115g of butter or vegan alternative 
  • 180ml of (plant-based) milk 
  • 2 teaspoon of dried yeast
  • Pinch of salt 

For the garnish 

  • 1 small onion 
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 400g black beans (from a tin)
  • 150g tex mex Chizou
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon (plant-based) milk (add a bit more if you feel the garnish is too dry)

Prepare the pastry dough 

  • Put the flour, yeast and salt into a bowl and mix 
  • Melt the butter (or use room-temperature butter) 
  • Mix the butter with the flour and milk to create a ball of dough, place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. 

Prepare the rest

  • Preheat the oven at 180C
  • Mix all the garnish ingredients in a bowl 
  • Cut the pastry in four, put some flour on a surface where you can prepare the empanadas 
  • Roll balls of dough flat that are about 10-12cm (or the size of your choice!) 
  • Add the garnish & fold into the shape of an empanada before using a fork to press on the sides. 
  • Brush with (plant-based) milk (if you want a more golden look) & place in the oven for about 30 min. 


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