I’ve been cooking with Dove Dark Chocolate recently and it’s been so yummy! My friend Sara came over and helped me put these Empanadas together. These take a bit of time, but they are well worth the effort.
Chicken Mole Empanadas
â— 2 1â„2 cups all purpose flour
â— 3â„4 cup yellow cornmeal
â— 2 T sugar
â— 1 t salt
â— 1â„2 cup cold unsalted butter
â— 1 egg
â— 1 medium onion, finely chopped
â— 1 green pepper, finely chopped
â— 2 cloves garlic, sliced
â— 1 T ancho chili powder
â— 1 small zucchini, chopped
â— 1 lb. shredded cooked chicken
â— 2 T tomato paste
â— 1 ounce Dove Dark Chocolate, chopped
â— 2 T sugar
â— 1â„2 t salt
â— 1 T lime juice
â— 1 egg mixed with 2 T water
Dough: Combine flour, cornmeal,, sugar, salt in food processor, pulse to blend. Cut up butter, add. Pulse until incorporated, add 1â„2 cup water, pulse until dough begins to hold together. This can also be done by hand by mixing dry ingredients and then cutting in the butter with a pastry blender and then slowly adding the 1â„2 cup water. Gather dough into a disk, refrigerate at least one hour.
Filling: Coat a large non-stick pot with cooking spray or butter. Heat over medium heat; add onion, green pepper, garlic, and chile powder. Cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Toss in the zucchini and cook another 3 minutes, adding a little water if the pan is too dry. Add the cooked shredded chicken, tomato paste, chocolate, sugar, and salt. Cook 3 minutes to blend flavors. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Let cool.
Heat oven to 400. Divide dough into 12 pieces. On a floured surface roll one piece of dough into a 6 inch circle; continue until all 12 pieces have been rolled out. Move the dough pieces to nonstick baking sheets, you may need more than 1. Place 1/3 cup filling on one half of dough round, be sure to keep the filling away from the edges. Then brush the edge with a bit of water and fold over and bring edges together ; press the edge together and crimp with a fork. Brush empanadas with egg-water mixture which will create a pretty golden color on the empanadas after baking.
Bake at 400 for 18 minutes or until light brown around edges. Serve warm.
Note: These can be assembled and frozen before baking. When ready to bake, do not thaw; transfer the frozen empanadas to baking sheet and increase the cooking time to 25 minutes.