Jack is Cooking Thanksgiving Leftover Empanadillas

Well Hello Internet!
As always, there is leftovers from thanksgiving, and normally i take all these different things and i make a big turkey pot pie out of them.  However this year we had LOTS of leftovers, and after picking for 2 days, and countless sandwiches, i decided that the pie i was going to make needed to not taste like thanksgiving anymore, because everybody was pretty bored of it by now!
So i decided to make Empanadillas (which are a kind of Tapas) out of the leftovers, and the greatest part is, that pretty much all the ingredients are from the leftovers, with only 2 added ingredients!
Heres what i used:
Leftover Roasted Peppers, and Asparagus
Leftover Turkey, and Ham (we had a ham also for thanksgiving this year)
This isn’t a leftover: one small chopped onion
You will also need:
some garlic
2 tomatoes (or canned diced tomatoes- i used some leftover homemade tomato sauce)
paprika
saffron
chipotle powder
lemon
salt and pepper
puff pastry
1 egg plus some water
olive oil
So i sauteed the onion in the olive oil until the onion was soft
Then i added the paprika (about 1-2 teaspoons), and a couple of strands of saffron.
Then i added the tomatoes.  i covered the pan and cooked over low heat for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, i mixed in the turkey, ham, and roasted peppers into the mix.  this i left uncovered and cooked for another 10 minutes or so, to let all the tomato-ey goodness soak into the turkey.
i decided it needed a little kick so i put in a tiny bit of chipotle powder, and squeezed some lemon juice in.
Then i cut circles out of the puff pastry dough (i used the frozen stuff.  puff pastry takes forever to make!)  i put 1 or 2 tablespoons of filling on the circles.
Folded them over and crimped them with a fork.  Then i brushed them with my egg wash.  The egg wash is just one egg, with a little water mixed in.  This makes the pastry nice and golden when it cooks.
baked them for 20 minutes at 350°
heres how they turned out!
These things are ridiculously delicious, easy to make, and much more interesting than the classic leftover pot pie!
mmmm mmmm delicious!

One thought on “Jack is Cooking Thanksgiving Leftover Empanadillas

  1. What a great idea. I had some friends drop by their left over half a turkey and I was wondering what I might do with some of it…xxoo

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