alejandro rey's empanada (meat pie)

Categories
Main dish
Ground beef
Pie/tart
Yield
5 servings
MeasureIngredient
1 pounds Ground Beef
Garlic cloves; minced
Hard boiled eggs cold, chopped
¼ cup Milk
  Salt & black pepper
  Raisins; to taste
  Green Olives; chopped
1 pinch Crushed red pepper
  Cooking oil
1 large Onion; chopped
  Pastry Dough

Servings: 5

*FILLING*

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 ⅛" 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 degree oven until the crust is a golden brown Yields 5 meat pies

Posted by Jodi Edmundson

Submitted By FRED TOWNER On 01-13-95

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