Tuna Empanada Recipe

Tuna Empanada Recipe

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Tuna empanadas are a delicious and versatile snack dish. These savory pockets of dough, traditionally filled with ground beef and vegetables, can be eaten for breakfast or as a main course. You can even eat them as an appetizer! This tuna empanada recipe is made from tuna instead of meat for those who want to enjoy the taste without the guilt.

The tuna empanada recipe has all the same flavors as its meat counterpart but is lighter on your stomach and conscience! Give this recipe a try next time you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen!

You’ll never have to worry about eating too much red meat again once you’ve tried these tasty treats. They’re easy enough that anyone can make them at home, so give it a shot today! Once you do, we know you’ll be hooked on our other recipes just like everyone else who tries them out. We promise they won’t disappoint!

Let’s start making your own tuna empanadas today!

Tuna Empanada Recipe

tuna empanada recipe

Tuna Empanada

The tuna empanada recipe has all the same flavors as its meat counterpart but is lighter on your stomach and conscience! Give this recipe a try next time you’re feeling adventurous in the kitchen!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 12



  • 270 g All-Purpose Flour
  • 112 g HICAPS Buttercream Gold cut into half-inch cubes
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 78 ml Water
  • 15 ml Distilled White Vinegar


  • 1 pc Onions medium size / diced
  • 185 g 1 can Tuna / drained
  • 1 pc Potato boiled and diced
  • 57 g Chef’s Gourmet Premium Cheese
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste
  • CrispFry Frying Fat for deep frying


  • Combine sifted flour with salt in a large bowl and blend in cold butter until crumbly texture. Set aside.
    270 g All-Purpose Flour, 112 g HICAPS Buttercream Gold
  • Beat together the egg, water and vinegar in a small bowl with a fork.
    1 Whole Egg, 78 ml Water, 15 ml Distilled White Vinegar
  • Add to flour mixture, stirring with fork until just incorporated.
  • Knead the mixture to form a dough then set aside. Rest for 1 hour.
  • Heat pan and add oil. Saute onion until translucent, add potatoes and cook until soft, add drained tuna flakes.
    1 pc Onions, 185 g 1 can Tuna / drained, 1 pc Potato
  • Add Chef’s Gourmet Premium Cheese.
    57 g Chef’s Gourmet Premium Cheese
  • Season accordingly with salt and pepper.
    Salt, Black Pepper
  • Once tender turn off heat.Cool before filling the dough.
  • Cut the dough into 8 equal sizes.
  • Roll the dough into at least 6 inch diameter.Fold and crimp the edges.
  • Add filling into your prepared empanada dough.
  • Deep fry at 375 degrees Fahrenheit using CrispFry for 2 mins each side or until lightly golden. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve and enjoy.
    CrispFry Frying Fat


Keyword Tuna Empanada
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