Empanadas Argentine

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  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
  2. Cut in the shortening till pieces are the size of small peas.
  3. Add a small amount of water to slightly moisten.
  4. Form dough into a ball.
  5. Roll out the dough to about ⅛ inch thick and cut into 4-inch circles.
  6. Lightly flour both sides of circles.
  7. To make fruit filling: in a saucepan combine fruit, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  8. Heat over medium heat until hot, thoroughly mixing.

Meat filling[edit]

  1. In a medium skillet saute the onion and green pepper in olive oil.
  2. Add tomato paste, water, and vinegar, and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Add meat and coat thoroughly with the sauce.
  4. Place a large spoonful of one of the above mixtures to the center of a dough circle.
  5. Place another circle on top.
  6. Fasten the two circles together by pressing the edges with a fork.
  7. These may then be baked in a preheated 350°F (175°C) until golden brown.