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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chipotle Black Bean Sweet Potato Empanadas


I spotted this recipe a while back on the beautiful blog of Naturally Ella. I managed to find chipotle powder (from Herbies spices, I ordered it online and delivery was very quick). I love sweet potato and my husband always gets excited about smokey flavours, and chipotle is a smoked dry chilli. So this recipe was a must.



Firstly because I bought some dried organic black beans these needed to be soaked overnight and simmered before using.


The dough was really nice to work with and resulted in a fantastic crispy and flaky pastry. The sweet potato filling also has onion, garlic, red capsicum, black beans and coriander. They are all cooked on the stove top ready for filling the dough. As you can see they were not all the neatest of little packages!



They tasted fantastic. I did forget to make or buy any salsa but that would have really added to this dish, even some guacamole. Next time I will be prepared, and there will be a next time :)

19 comments:

  1. Wow - these look so very professional! I bet there were some happy tummies in the Muppy household!

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  2. Those look great! Thanks for the tip on the chipotle powder, I'll get some asap!

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  3. I have yet to try empanadas. With your encouragement, I shall try. :) Thanks for your visit and look forward to getting more wonderful recipes from down under!

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  4. I really like Herbie's spices too. Storing them in zip locks is much more pantry space friendly than jars too :)

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  5. These look perfectly rolled into little packages. I bet they would taste great too.

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  6. Isn't it soooo fun to find a plant that isn't so interesting at first and to realize it makes the most delicious food? I'll look out to see if you post your rhubarb dessert. But, those empanadas look yummy. We love anything savory wrapped in a pastry like that.

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  7. You made them so perfectly shaped! They look scrumptious!

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  8. I love the filling! These look absolutely delicious.

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  9. Nice work on the empanadas. These look perfectly folded and I like the chunks of sweet potato inside!

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  10. Great looking empanadas. Love the chipotle flavor with the sweetness of the potato. Beautiful :o)

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  11. These are so pretty! I've never even eaten, let alone made, an empanada, but I do love black beans and sweet potato :)

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  12. Oh yeah!! I am totally in love with these empanadas! Black beans and sweet potatoes sound like an awesome combo! :)

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  13. I've never had a really good empanada . I guess I'll have to try yours.

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  14. Yummy! They sounds so tasty!

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  15. I have a weak spot in my heart for empanadas! These are amazing!

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  16. I need to make me some empanadas, these look exceptionally good. I like black beans and spice!

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  17. These look divine! They are perfectly wrapped! Would be lovely if I could have one of these! Happy Easter!

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  18. Oo, this looks delicious. The spices must add so much flavor...

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  19. Love the look of those empanadas. So chunky!

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