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Banana and Black Bean Empanadas

Banana and Black Bean Empanadas

Make some tasty Brazilian Empanadas with the help of our Purifry.

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 firm-ripe banana (diced)
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 15oz. black beans (drained)
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander
  • ¾ tsp. ground cumin or mustard seed
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pkt frozen puff pastry
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)


  1. In a frying pan sauté the onions until soft, add the beans, coriander, cumin, and cayenne and cook until the mixture is hot, about 3 minutes.  Mash the mix into a coarse paste. Season to taste with salt and cool.
  2. Preheat your Russell Hobbs Purifry to 180°C.
  3. Peel the banana and coat in a little oil – place in the Purifry and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry sheets onto a floured surface, Cut into 6 squares. Place 1 tablespoon of the bean filling in the centre of each square. Sprinkle each mound of filling with cheese and top with a few slices of banana. Brush the edges of squares with the beaten egg then fold each square to make a triangle or pasty shape.
  5. Using a fork, seal the crust edges and brush with a little more egg wash.
  6. Place the pasty parcel in the hot Purifry for around 10 – 15 minutes or until golden. Serve hot – Yummm.

Top Tip: make a large batch and place them in the freezer uncooked so that you can bring out a few at a time and cook to order!

Nutritional Facts: Serving Size: 3; Calories 364, Fat 20%, Carbohydrates 20%, Fibre 5%.