MEAT EMPANADAS

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The following recipe is geared towards beginners who wish to experiment with Latin cuisine.
The ingredients are incorporated into the recipe: 3 cups Mr. Goudas Masa Flour, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup cold water, 3 tablespoons shortening.
Combine water, eggs, and vinegar in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, pour Masa flour and salt.
Blend the shortening into the Masa flour mix.
Slowly and gently pour the liquid ingredients into the center of the flour mix and blend with a fork until it forms into a dough. Lightly flour a portion of your working area and knead the dough until it is smooth and soft.
Place in lightly floured and covered bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

THE FILLING: Your choice of either 1 pound of boneless beef, chicken or pork. Wash meat and set aside. Saute 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic and 1 large onion in 1/4 cup oil. Add meat and cook at medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1 can of Mr. Goudas Chicken Broth, salt and pepper to taste. Blend in 1 can of Mr. Goudas Mixed Vegetables and saute for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
Remove dough from refrigerator and roll on to your lightly floured working area. Cut off pieces and form into circles 3 to 4 inches in diameter.
Place a spoonful or two of your filling on the dough. Slightly moisten the edges of the dough and fold over into a half-circle or half moon shape, and press the edges together sealing the meat filling inside.
Repeat process as necessary.
Pour enough oil to cover Empanadas into a frying pan and heat.
Deep fry Empanadas until lightly golden.
Drain on paper towels and serve warm...con mucho gusto.

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