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MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
      Title: Chicken & Bean Empanadas
      Yield: 40 Servings
MMMMM------------------CHICKEN AND BEAN FILLING--------
    1/2 c  Finely chopped cooked
    1/2 pt Black beans; rinsed,
           .. drained and mashed
    1/2 c  Finely shredded cheddar
           .. cheese
    1/4 c  Salsa verde or green salsa
    1/8 ts Ground cumin
        ds Or so hot pepper sauce

      3 c  All-purpose flour
    1/4 ts Salt
      1 c  Shredded monterey jack
           .. cheese with jalapeno
           .. peppers
    3/4 c  Shortening or lard
      1    Beaten egg
    1/2 c  Milk
      1    Egg
      1 tb Water
           Salsa; sour cream, and/or
           Guacamole dip (optional)
  Prepare filling. Combine all ingredients; set
  For Pastry, stir together flour and salt. Cut in
  cheese and shortening till mixture resembles
  coarse cornmeal. Stir in egg and milk until well
  combined. Knead 10-12 strokes on a lightly floured
  surface; divide in half.
  Roll out to 1/8". Cut into 3" rounds with a
  floured cutter. Reroll to make 20 rounds per half.
  Place 1 teaspoon filling in center of each.
  Moisten edges with water, fold in half and seal
  edges with a fork. Prick several steam holes in
  each. Brush with combined egg and water; bake in
  preheated 425 oven 15-18 minutes until golden.
  Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole, if

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Last Modified Sunday, 30-Jul-2006 13:14:20 EDT