I’ve only ever had Empanadas once. They were little flaky, pastry pockets filled with seasoned ground beef, raisins, and olives. It sounds crazy but they were actually delicious. And I am pretty sure- authentic.
Needless to say, now that I am vegan, those authentic empanadas do nothing for me except make me cringe…
So I came up with a new, more vegan friendly version! Not authentic, but still very, verrrrrry yummy.
This animal-friendly Empanada Pie is full of super nutritious veggies: butternut squash, kale, and black beans. Plus! A helping of brown rice for good measure. HELLO FIBER!
Instead of going the traditional route with this (shaping and filling a tedious amount of pockets…) I decided to cheat and take the lazy way out- throw it all in a pan and top it with the crust! But just because I did it that way doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to. [click to continue…]