Zorza empanada

Zorza empanada

Course: First dish
Cuisine: Galician
Keyword: empanada, zorza
Calories: 783.75kcal

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Empanada made with zorza that is how, in Galicia, we call the minced pork meat to make up chorizos
Servings 6 serves



  • 750 g zorza
  • 2 onion
  • 100 g olive oil


  • 500 g flour
  • 100 g olive oil from making the filling
  • 200 g water
  • 20 g fresh yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar

Step by step instructions


  • Julienne the onions and fry them lightly in plenty of olive oil.
  • When the onion is tender add the zorza and fry lightly (it will finish cooking in the oven)
  • Drain and reserve 100 g of the oil for making the dough.


  • Put half a kilo of flour in a bowl and make a hole in the center.
  • Inside, pour the warm water with the salt, the sugar, the oil used to prepare the filling and the crumbled yeast.
  • Mix and work well until the dough comes off easily from your hands.
  • Form a ball. Cover with a cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

DOUGH (in Thermomix)

  • Put in the glass 200 g of water, 100 g of the oil from the sauce, the sugar, the salt
  • Program: 1 minute / 40ºC / Speed 2
  • Add the flour and 20 g of yeast and program 2.5 minutes / bread mode.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and knead by hand to form a ball. Cover it and let it rest for 20 minutes.


  • Cut the dough into 2 halves. Shape each one of them into rectangles the size of the oven dish.
  • In a baking tray previously greased with oil and floured, (or covered with greaseproof paper) place one of the dough halves and the filling on it.
  • Cover with the other half and seal by the edges by folding the lower part over the upper one, in which a hole should be made in the center as a chimney.
  • With the remains of the dough you can make some decorations.
  • Paint with beaten egg and bake for 40-45 minutes (200ºC)


Calories: 783.75kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.29g | Protein: 37.28g | Fat: 39.32g | Saturated Fat: 6.32g | Cholesterol: 78.75mg | Sodium: 455.3mg | Potassium: 630.66mg | Fiber: 3.14g | Sugar: 2.44g | Vitamin A: 0.73IU | Vitamin C: 2.72mg | Calcium: 29.4mg | Iron: 4.92mg

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