Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas

– DOUGH – ▢2 cups all-purpose flour – ▢3/4 teaspoon kosher salt – ▢1/3 cup canola oil – ▢1/4 cup cold water – ▢1 tablespoon cider vinegar – ▢1 large egg lightly beaten – ▢FILLING – ▢1 poblano chile I omitted this part-keep it if you like peppers – ▢1 tablespoon ground cumin – ▢1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes – ▢1 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained – ▢1/3 cup chopped green onions – ▢2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro – ▢1 teaspoon ancho chile powder I used a regular chile powder I had here – ▢1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – ▢1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – ▢EGG WASH – ▢1 egg – ▢1 tablespoon water


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Cook time: 16 mins

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Are you searching for the BEST Black Bean Recipe? Packed with flavor, these Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas are baked and not fried! A healthy and flavorful vegetarian recipe that’s just perfect for potlucks, picnics, packed lunches, and dinner. Vegetarian...leave out the egg wash to make it vegan!

What are empanadas? An empanada is crescent shaped and can be either baked or fried. The dough could be made with all-purpose flour or corn flour. The filling can vary from vegetarian to meat. You could even make breakfast empanadas stuffed with scrambled eggs. They are portable and kids love them!

Can I use leftover mashed potatoes in empanadas? Yes, if you don't have any cooked mashed sweet potatoes, you could use mashed potatoes. Either way would make a delicious filling with the black beans.


Are canned black beans healthy for you ? Canned black beans have a a really high amount of fiber and protein. Canned black beans, like dried black beans, are very low in fat..  Canned black beans happen to also be a very good source of folate (vitamin B9).


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