Quinoa Empanadas

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Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

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Empanadas are one of the most popular finger foods in Latin America, and they come in every size and flavor. Quinoa is not the exception, and mixed with cheese, it turns them into an unforgettable snack or hors d’oeuvre.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup


  1. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and add the flour, stirring constantly until a paste is formed (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add 1 cup hot milk, beating with a wire whisk until smooth. Add the bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Lower the heat to very low and simme