SCOrumptious: Empanadillas

Oct. 14, 2018, 10:01 p.m. | By Madeleine Tilley | 5 years, 8 months ago

How to make your own empanadillas

Every culture has its own special dish, just like most families have their own special recipe that's passed down from generation to generation. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we on Silver Chips Online's SCOrumptious are starting a special food series focusing on traditional Hispanic dishes. To start off, senior Luna Warren's family has the perfect recipe just for you!

Many traditional dishes throughout the world include something breaded with a filling of sorts, and empanadillas are just that in Spain, with a touch of Mediterranean variety.

How to make your own empanadillas Photo courtesy of Rebañando.



Masa, the small, circular dough used to hold the filling, is sold pre-made at many stores and is much more time-efficient when making empanadillas. Warren recommends buying a 12-pack of masa from the brand Goya.


  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of tuna in olive oil
  • ½ an onion
  • ½ bell pepper
  • Small bowl of olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Saute chopped vegetables in a pan with a little olive oil.
  3. Bell peppers should be golden brown before adding chopped onion.
  4. Stir around on medium heat.
  5. Mix tomato sauce and tuna with vegetables.
  6. Lay out masa.
  7. Put a little bit of filling in the middle — don't put too much or it may explode in the oven.
  8. Fold masa over so the edges line up.
  9. Use tines of fork to press sides together.
  10. Flip it over and press sides again.
  11. Put them on baking tray with parchment paper.
  12. Brush lightly with olive oil.
  13. Put in oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown.

That's it! Once the empanadillas have cooled off a bit, dig in and enjoy. Keep your eyes open for our next SCOrumptious recipe!

Last updated: Oct. 14, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

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