em·​pa·​na·​da | \ ˌem-pə-ˈnä-də How to pronounce empanada (audio) \

Definition of empanada

: a turnover with a sweet or savory filling

Examples of empanada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the proprietor of an empanada company, she was stocked with her empanadas, which made easy re-heatable meals during the week. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 7 Aug. 2020 This empanada and small plate restaurant has a walk-up window where diners can order food and drink to picnic tables outside the restaurant. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "30-plus patios at bars and restaurants across Milwaukee where you can eat or drink outside," 2 July 2020 The empanada restaurant has not yet reopened its doors to dine-in customers. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee restaurants could open at full capacity before July 4 under city pilot program," 24 June 2020 The initial phase of opening, in keeping with San Francisco’s current shelter-in-place orders, will be limited to takeout drinks and empanadas. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Woods Beer & Wine Co. will open San Francisco taproom in former Mad Dog in the Fog space," 28 May 2020 Livery’s $20 per person, three-course menu includes the restaurant’s beloved empanada appetizers, shrimp and chorizo paella for dinner and churros for dessert. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Eat cheap at Indianapolis' best restaurants during 13 weeks of menu deals in 2020," 20 Jan. 2020 Tacos will be priced at three for $16; empanadas will be two for $14. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Stephanie Izard’s taqueria opens Friday in the United Center featuring global flavors," 4 Oct. 2019 The restaurant has been open since 2005, serving homemade empanadas, arepas, cachitos, tequenos, cachapas, and more. al, "How to spend 24 hours on Buford Highway in Atlanta," 25 Mar. 2020 Ninfa's provided quesadillas and empanadas for guests. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Houston music icon Norma Zenteno honored with sculpture in East End," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of empanada

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for empanada

American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of empanado, past participle of empanar to bread, from em- (from Latin in-) + pan bread, from Latin panis — more at food

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“Empanada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empanada. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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