Sweet Potato Black Bean Empenadas

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 egg equivalent EnerG Egg Replacer
  • 1 poblano chile
  • 3/4 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 chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation

  1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine olive oil, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and egg in a medium bowl. Gradually add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Knead lightly until smooth. Shape dough into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Place poblano on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 8 minutes or until blackened, turning every few mins so each side faces up during broiling. Place in a paper bag; close tightly. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel chile; cut in half lengthwise. Discard seeds and membranes. Finely chop.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°.
  5. Combine cumin, poblano, sweet potatoes, and next 5 ingredients (through 1/2 teaspoon salt) in a large bowl; mash with a fork until almost smooth.
  6. Divide dough into 10 equal portions, shaping each into a ball. Roll each dough portion into a (5-inch) circle on a lightly floured surface. Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to keep from drying), spoon 3 level tablespoons poblano mixture into center of each circle. Moisten edges of dough with a touch of water; fold dough over filling. Press edges together to seal. Place empanadas on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut 3 diagonal slits across top of each empanada. Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until lightly browned.

5 responses to “Sweet Potato Black Bean Empenadas

  1. Pingback: Black Bean Sweet Potato Empenadas | Plant Based Diet Adventures

  2. petit4chocolatier

    I love sweet potatoes and have not tried a lot of recipes yet with black beans. I live precariously through your wonderful recipes! This is another recipe that looks and sounds nutritiously delicious!

  3. Heather those look awesome! I love Mexican flavors!!

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