Tuna empanadas with tomatoes recipe

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  • Serves Makes 15
  • 15 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 141 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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171720 Tuna empanadas with tomatoes HERO

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-low heat and fry the garlic and onion gently until they are just starting to colour. Add the tomatoes, olives and thyme and simmer, mashing well with a wooden spoon.

Cook for about 10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. Stir in the tuna and simmer again for about a minute. Season and leave to cool.

Preheat the oven to 200°C and oil a baking sheet.

Roll the pastry into a sausage shape and slice into 15 pieces. Roll out each piece of pastry on a well-floured board into a thin circle, the size of a saucer. Fill with a heaped teaspoon of the filling, wet the edges and fold one half over the other to enclose the filling, sealing with a fork. Continue until you have 15 or so little pasties.

Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until puffed and brown. Serve warm garnished with sliced tomato.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp chopped onion
  • 500g chopped tomatoes
  • 1tbsp pitted, chopped green olives
  • 1tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 200g tinned tuna, drained and flaked
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 500g puff pastry
  • sliced tomatoes, to garnish
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  • Energy 589kj 141kcal 7%
  • Fat 8.9g 13%
  • Saturates 4.1g 21%
  • Sugars 1.4g 2%
  • Salt 0.4g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13.6g Protein 2.6g Fibre 0.9g

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