Empanadas (or patties as they’re known in English) are a popular snack in Argentina, Colombia and Paraguay. They travel well so they make a great alternative to sandwiches when you need fun food on the go. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever filling you like or have available, there are some suggestions below. Get experimenting and let us know which flavours you prefer!
This recipe came from the Real Junk Food Project in Brighton who I visited in Brighton (read all about it here). They are named ‘anything goes empanadas’ because they are made with leftover cooked vegetables to help reduce kitchen food waste.
Take Action: What to learn more about the Real Junk Food Project? Visit their website and watch this 10 minute Tedex video by the Project’s founder Adam Smith. Check out this post about the cafe here which includes five tips to reduce your kitchen food waste. To receive a free copy of the Real Junk Food Project’s leftovers cookbook to create more meals from your leftovers email: firstname.lastname@example.org.