Brazilian Meat Turnovers

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Sep. 19, 2011


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
Green olives 2 , pitted
Egg 1
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste



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.


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.


19) Serve the warm Brazilian turnovers with cold salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 836Calories from Fat 546

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g93.8%

Saturated Fat 20 g100%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 553 mg23.04%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g17%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet