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Empanadas With Refried Beans

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Ingredients
  Canned kidney beans 1 Pound
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Sifted flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ice water 4 Tablespoon
  Grated cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Frying)
Directions

PREPARATION drain beans.
Reserve liquid; melt butter in skillet; add drained beans; heat.
Mash with potato masher; add liquid from beans, gradually cook until all butter is absorbed and mixture thickens, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
Cool.
Reserve sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cumin seed, garlic salt, salt, and pepper; cut in shortening until mixture is consistency of coarse meal.
Add enough water to hold dough together; roll dough very thin on lightly floured board, cut in 4-inch rounds.
Place 1 spoonful of beans in center of each round, sprinkle with cheese and parsley; moisten edges of round.
Fold over press, edges together firmly with a fork.
Fry in deep fat at 370° until golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Bean
Servings: 
2

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