Tuna Empanada

Posted On February 29, 2012

Tuna Empanada

How to make Tuna Empanada:

Tuna Empanada has been part of Filipino cuisine. It is usually stuffed with ground beef or chicken with veggies but I came up to something kinda new to my taste, instead i used tuna for this then add some veggies and cheese.

Easy to make, this is deliciously insane and i’m sure everyone will enjoy.


2 tbsps. cooking oil

1 pc. onion, diced

2 tbsps. garlic, minced

2 cans tuna, flaked

1 pouch Menudo Afritada (Meat Stew) Mix dissolved in:

1 cup water

1 cup potatoes, diced (1/2″ x1/2″)

1/4 cup raisins



2 1/2 cups flour

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

8 tbsps. ice cold water

12 tbsps. shortening


1. In a pan heat oil, sauté garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Add tuna flakes, sauté for 2 minutes. Add the dissolved menudo afritada (Meat Stew) Mix and potatoes. Simmer until sauce thickens. Add the raisins and simmer for 2 minutes.


In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar together. Add the shortening to flour mixture and cut it with a pastry blender until sandy. Add water one tbsp at a time to form a into ball. Roll out the dough and cut into 1 1/2″ round pieces.

To assemble the Empanada:

Place 1 teaspoonful of the prepared filling at the center of each piece of crust. Fold it forming half moon shape pieces. Twist the edges to seal completely. Arrange them on cookie sheet and brush top with eggwash. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes.

Note: Tuna can be substituted with pork or boiled chicken.

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