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Meat Filled Turnovers

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For cornmeal pastry
  Butter/Margarine 1 Teaspoon
  Ground pork 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced / pressed
  Tomato puree 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Seedless raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry sherry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Slivered almonds 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Prepare Cornmeal Pastry and chill as directed.
In a wide frying pan, melt butter over medium heat; crumble meat into pan and cook, stirring often, until no longer pink.
Drain off excess fat.
Stir in garlic, tomato puree, raisins, sherry, cinnamon, cloves, vinegar, and sugar.
Cook, uncovered, until most of the liquid has evaporated (about 20 minutes).
Stir in almonds; season to taste with salt and let cool.
On a floured board, roll out pastry 1/8 inch thick.
Cut into 3-inch rounds for small turnovers or 5-inch rounds for large turnovers.
Spoon equal amounts of the meat filling onto a side of each pastry round.
Moisten edges with water, fold over, and press together with a fork.
To fry, pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a wide frying pan and heat to 375°F on a deep-frying thermometer.
When oil is hot, add turnovers in batches and cook until golden brown on both sides (about 2 minutes total).
Drain on paper towels.
To bake, arrange on a large baking sheet and place in a 400° oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3595 Calories from Fat 2435

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 273 g420.7%

Saturated Fat 89.7 g448.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 654 mg218%

Sodium 1441.7 mg60.1%

Total Carbohydrates 131 g43.8%

Dietary Fiber 21.6 g86.5%

Sugars 77.2 g

Protein 175 g350%

Vitamin A 15.2% Vitamin C 32.6%

Calcium 44% Iron 88.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Meat Filled Turnovers Recipe