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Empanadas Chilenas

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Empanadas Chilenas is a yummy snack that is perfect for your parties. This tasty meat pastry is my husbands favorite and it is not so difficult to put together. Try this excellent Empanadas Chilenas recipe at home!
For filling
  Ground beef 1 Pound, crumbled
  Beef broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Onions 4 Large, chopped
  Paprika 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper To Taste
For dough
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 sticks)
  All purpose flour 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 2 , lightly beaten
  Hard cooked eggs 3 , sliced
  Canned sliced black olives 3 Ounce, drained (1 can)
  Egg 1 , beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  Water 1 Tablespoon

For filling: Simmer meat in broth until it is no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt 3 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium heat.
Add onion and saute until golden.
Stir in paprika, salt, cumin and red pepper.
Add to beef and simmer about 5 minutes.
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Let cool, then chill thoroughly.
For dough: scald milk.
Add butter and let melt over very low heat.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
Make well in center and add egg yolks.
Stir in cooled milk and blend well.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
Cover with towel and let rest in draft-free area about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Lightly butter baking sheet.
Divide dough into 4 pieces.
Roll each into 10 x 15 inch rectangle.
Using pastry wheel, cut each rectangle into six 5 inch squares.
Place heaping tablespoon of filling on each square.
Top with a few slices of egg and some of olives.
Fold dough over filling (as for a letter).
Moisten edges with a little water and press lightly to make them stick together.
Fold over and seal ends in same way.
Transfer to baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
Brush with beaten egg and bake until golden, 35 to 40 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6970 Calories from Fat 3489

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 408 g627.3%

Saturated Fat 201.4 g1007.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2241.2 mg747.1%

Sodium 7994.6 mg333.1%

Total Carbohydrates 642 g213.9%

Dietary Fiber 49.7 g198.7%

Sugars 78.2 g

Protein 207 g414.7%

Vitamin A 500% Vitamin C 190.5%

Calcium 290.3% Iron 338.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Empanadas Chilenas Recipe