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Pasteis De Carne (fried Pastries With Meat Filling)

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Ingredients Needed For Pasteis De Carne (fried Pastries With Meat Filling)

* 3 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 10 tablespoons shortening, melted to lukewarm
* 1/2 cup milk, mixed with
* 1/2 cup hot water


* 2 tablespoons oil
* 1 Onion, chopped
* 1 clove garlic, smashed
* 2 tomatoes, peeled,seeded and chopped
* 1 lb ground Beef
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
* 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
* 1/2 cup mozzarella Cheese, chopped
* 8 green olives, chopped
* oil (for deep frying)

Directions To Prepare Pasteis De Carne (fried Pastries With Meat Filling)
#To prepare the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
#Add the melted shortening and warm milk and water.
#Mix to a smooth dough and cut into 2 pieces.
#To prepare the filling, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the Onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes until soft and golden.
#Add the tomatoes, ground Beef and salt.
#Simmer for 20 minutes until almost dry.
#Remove from the heat.
#Add the chopped parsley, egg, Cheese and olives and mix well.
#To assemble pastries, roll out the pastry on a floured board to 1/8 inch thickness.
#Cut 12, 4 inch circles from each piece, 24 circles.
#Place 1 tablespoon filling on each circle and moisten around the edge with warm water.
#Fold over and seal the edges well.
#Deep fry in preheated 375f degree oil for 4 to 5 minutes until golden and crisp.
#Remove with slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper towel.
#The pastries are also delicious cold and make good picnic fare.
#They may also be made without the ground Beef.
#Variation to replace ground Beef, use finely chopped Ham, chopped Chicken, or Shrimp.

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