Vegan Chilean Empanadas Recipe

18 Sep 2019

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Vegan Chilean Empanadas

Empanadas are always eaten during National Day in Chile, so here’s a recipe for you to enjoy. No animals were harmed in making them and they taste delicious!

Vegan Chilean Empanadas

Servings: About 10 medium-sized empanadas
Preperation time: 90 mins

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp of lemon

For the Filling*

  • 3 medium onions, finely diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, diced
  • ¼ cup bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup of soy protein
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olives and raisins to taste

Method

  1. Pour the flour in a large bowl and make a hole and in the center and add yeast, lemon juice, oil, salt, and water. Mix and stir everything together until a nice dough texture is formed. If you add too much water, simply add more flour to compensate

  2. On a clean, smooth surface, sprinkle some flour all over and transfer the dough over. Roll the dough into two balls. Sprinkle some flour on a rolling pin and roll the dough till they’re about 3mm thick. Use a shape cutter (or a plate) and cut them into circles that are approximately 16cm in diameter.

  3. In a pan, heat the oil and add the garlic, onions, mushrooms, soy protein, and bell peppers.

  4. Season with oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir until the vegetables are soft, then let them cool down.

  5. Preheat the oven for 20 minutes at 180ºC/350°F.

  6. Place 1½ tablespoons of filling on the upper half of the dough circles, place raisins and olives (to taste) into the filling. Moisten the edge of the pastry with a little water and fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edge firmly, then twisting or crimping to seal.

  7. Press the tips and brush the surface with olive oil.

  8. Bake the empanadas for 20-25 minutes.

Vegan Chilean Empanadas

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@amaranta1963 profile image
amaranta19633 YEARS AGO
Felices fiestas patrias!! Gracias por la receta!! 😍
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena3 YEARS AGO
@amaranta1963 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻Muchas Gracias 😊
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@lou profile image
lou3 YEARS AGO
oooh was it the one you let us try yesterday? it's really good! 😋
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena3 YEARS AGO
Yup @lou! thank you!😊 I'm glad you liked them
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@jaga94 profile image
jaga943 YEARS AGO
Cool! Thx for the recipe 😊
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena3 YEARS AGO
@jaga94 🙏😊🙌🏼🙌🏼 Let us know if you make them!
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@marisab03 profile image
marisab033 YEARS AGO
Delicious!! I made some yesterday :)
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena3 YEARS AGO
@marisab03 👩🏻‍🍳 WoW! that's awesome! How did it go?
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@marisab03 profile image
marisab033 YEARS AGO
@heymacarena great! 😋
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@semaeema profile image
semaeema3 YEARS AGO
What type of soy protein do you recommend?
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena3 YEARS AGO
Hi @semaeema! I use Bob’s Red Mill textured vegetable protein or Gardein The Ultimate Beefless Ground. Just try different products until you find the one you like better :)
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@susyq profile image
susyq3 YEARS AGO
Feliz 18 de septiembre con esas empanaditas y un vinito..
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena3 YEARS AGO
@susyq jaja claro! Los de la viña Miguel Torres de Chile son veganos, conoces algunos de tu país que sean veganos?
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@nigaje profile image
nigaje3 YEARS AGO
Hola Macarena, la proteína de soya es el mismo queso de soja o tofu?
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@adrianaduartemotta profile image
@nigaje qué buena pinta! Soy uruguaya. También tenemos tradición de empanadas y ésta opción vegana es sensacional!
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena2 YEARS AGO
Hola @nigaje! No, es proteína de soya deshidratada, pero puedes probar con tofu también
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heymacarena2 YEARS AGO
@adrianaduartemotta Que bien! Las empanadas son lo más rico! Con qué las rellenan tradicionalmente en Uruguay🇺🇾 ?
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@adrianaduartemotta profile image
@heymacarena con humitas ( crema de choclo) y con acelgas o espinacas . Muy buenas! Saludos!
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena2 YEARS AGO
@adrianaduartemotta Suena buenísimo!! Quedan bien con todo! Que rico Humitas😋
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@lory profile image
lory2 YEARS AGO
Hi, can I skip the soy protein? It is important for the taste or is it just for the health? :)
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena2 YEARS AGO
Hi @lory! Sure! But maybe you will need to add more mushrooms or you can replace it for something else like eggplant or tofu. I used the soy because it makes the recipe more like the original one, but it’s matter of taste you can try your own version. Please let me know what you choose
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@anniemae23 profile image
anniemae232 YEARS AGO
Will be definitely making these! Thanks💚💚💚💚💚💚
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena2 YEARS AGO
@anniemae23 Awesome 👏 Let us know how it goes! 😋😋😋
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@kijabami profile image
kijabami2 YEARS AGO
Very good 👍
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@heymacarena profile image
heymacarena2 YEARS AGO
@kijabami Thank you 😊
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