This is another winner from Sweat Pea. I love that I get to hide vegetables in a fun package, even though hope to some day not have to. I've only made this with taco seasoning, but if I can find the Penzey's spice I'm getting it. I highly recommend the salsa, sour cream with a little fresh cilantro dip at the end. These are very hot when they first come out so be careful.
Easy Cilantro Lime Empanadas
1 package frozen filo, thawed (they usually come with two separate rolls, you will only need one)
1 -12 oz package frozen pureed butternut squash
1 - 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Arizona Dreaming seasoning (a new Penzeys spice mixture, or you can use taco seasoning)
4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of one lime
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out the filo on a counter and cut it in half lengthwise and be sure to cover with a barely damp cloth when you are not working with it.
In a medium bowl, mix the squash, black beans, salt and seasoning. With a pastry blender or the back of a large fork, smash the mixture together, breaking up the beans a bit while you do so. Add the cream cheese, cilantro and lime, and mix well until everything is fully incorporated.
Take 2-3 sheets of the filo and place 2 tablespoons of the cilantro lime mixture at one end like this:
Fold in triangles, much like you would fold a flag, like this:
Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat liner:
Brush with a bit of oil or spray with cooking spray. Repeat until the filling is gone.
Bake 15-18 minutes or until slightly browned.
Makes about 18.
Serve with sour cream, salsa and a touch more cilantro: