Empanada (Meat Pie)

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Title: Empanada (Meat Pie)
Yield: 5 Servings
Categories: Hamburger, Mexican, Pies, Beef


1 lb Ground Beef
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
2 Hard Boiled Eggs
Cold, Chopped
1/4 c Milk
Salt & Black Pepper
Raisins, To Taste
Green Olives, Chopped
1 pn Crushed Red Pepper
Cooking Oil
1 lg Onion, Chopped
Pastry Dough

Fry onions in cooking oil until soft. Add minced garlic and brown lightly.
Drain oil. Add ground beef to onions and saute until meat turns a light
brown. Add chopped olives, eggs, salt and black pepper, raisins, pinch of
red pepper and milk. Allow to simmer (uncovered) over low heat for 5 mins.

PASTRY DOUGH: Any good grade of commercial pie crust mix will give
satisfactory results -or- use your own favorite recipe .... Roll out dough
1/8" thickness and cut with a 5" cutter. Place meat filling on one side of
the dough. Fold the other side over the filling and pinch the edges. Deep
fry in hot cooking oil until crisp and brown .. or .. bake in a 400?F oven
until the crust is a golden brown

Yields 5 meat pies

Posted by Jodi Edmundson

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini