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Spiced Turkey Empanada

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“I found this recipe in the magazine SELF. It looks pretty good and is healthy. With 419 calories per serving, 10.4 g fat (1.3 g saturated), 59.8 g carbs, 8.1 g fiber, 22.4 g protein. This can be made ahead of time and heated up in the microwave for a quick lunch”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb white-meat ground turkey
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon cumin
  • 14 teaspoon sweet chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup olive, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 lb raw frozen pizza dough

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°. Sprinkle turkey with salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook turkey, breaking up with a spoon, until brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, olives and jalapeños. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer until turkey is cooked through and tomatoes are soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Pull dough into 4 flat disks, each 8 inches in diameter. Top each round with 1/2 cup turkey filling. Fold dough in half and fold bottom edge over top. Press closed. Transfer to cookie sheet and coat empanadas with cooking spray. Bake until dough is firm and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

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