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                             Cornmeal Empanadas
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----FILLING-----
    1 1/2   lb           Ground beef
    1 1/2   c            Thick spaghetti sauce
      1/4   c            Raisins
    2       ts           Chili powder
    1       t            Brown sugar
      1/2   ts           Onion powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Garlic powder
      1/4   ts           Ground cinnamon
                         -----CORNMEAL PASTRY-----
    3       c            All-purpose flour
      2/3   c            Cornmeal
    1       t            Salt
    1       c            Shortening
      1/2   c            Ice water
    1                    Egg, beaten
    1       tb           Water
                         Taco sauce, optional
 
   Cook ground beef; drain. Simmer together filling ingredients. Combine
   flour, cornmeal and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture
   resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice water, alittle at a time, until dough
   froms a ball. Cover and let rest for 10 min.
   
   Divide into two balls; roll half on a floured surface to a 16- in.
   circle. Cut into four 7 1/2 in. rounds. Put 1/2 of filling on each
   round. Brush with combined egg and water. Fold to form half circles;
   crimp edges to seal. Repeat with other dough and fil
   
   Bake on greased baking sheet 25-30 minutes at 400F. until lightly
   browned. Serve with additional taco sauce, if desired.
   
   Taste of Home Ground Beef Collection 1996 Edition
  
 
 
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