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Brazilian Meat Turnovers

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Ingredients
  Frozen puff pastry 3⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1
  Thick bacon slices 1⁄4 Pound
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Raisins 3 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1 Pinch
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 , hard-cooked
  Green olives 2 , pitted
  Egg 1
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Thaw the pastry.
2) Roll out to a rectangle 8 x 16 inches.
3) Cut into eight 4 inch squares.
4) Preheat oven to 400°.
5) Peel and finely chop the onion.
6) Grind or coarsely process the bacon.
7) Shell and coarsely chop the hard-cooked eggs.
8) Chop the olives.

MAKING
9) In a skillet, melt the butter and fry the onion and bacon till golden.
10) Add the beef and fry briskly, stirring frequently, till brown.
11) Remove from heat and add the raisins, cloves, salt, pepper and paprika.
12) Mix well.
13) Add olives to the pan with the eggs and mix well.
14) Place one eighth of the meat mixture on half of each dough square.
15) Brush the edges with a little of the beaten egg and fold dough over.
16) Crimp edges to seal.
17) Arrange on a dampened baking sheet and brush tops with beaten egg.
18) Bake for about 25 minutes till well risen and golden.

SERVING
19) Serve the warm Brazilian turnovers with cold salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Bacon
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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