Today's Flavor with Chef Nikki Shaw
Fun Friday CHORIZO EMPANADAS
2 cups Chorizo sausage, outer casing removed & finely chopped
1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons flour, for dusting
1 box puff pastry sheets, thawed
3⁄4 cup Jack cheese, shredded
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium skillet, lightly sauté Chorizo & onion for 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Remove Chorizo from pan & let cool.
Lightly dust countertop with flour & lay out puff pastry dough. Cut dough into 5-inch circles. Place a heaping teaspoon of Chorizo into the center of the dough, then sprinkle a small amount of cheese on top of the Chorizo.
Dampen the edges of the pastry with a small amount of water then fold one half over the other. Seal around the edges with the tip of a fork. Place the Empanadas on a baking sheet & lightly brush beaten egg on top of each one. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
servings: 12 / prep time: 20 minutes / cook time: 20 minutes