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Cajun Meat Pies Recipe

Cajun Meat Pies
Posted by: Jerseygirl Sun, 30 Jan 2005, at 8:03 a.m.

If you don't have time to make the pastry, pre-made egg roll wrappers work well, but your own home made pastry is much better.

Makes about 25 (4-inch) pies


* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup milk
* 1 teaspoon salt

In a bowl combine flour, sugar, and salt. Pour into a food processor with
the blade attachment. Add shortening in small chunks while processor is on.
Mix well until flour and shortening form pea-sized balls, then add milk a
little at a time until dough forms together. Pour dough out on floured sheet
and roll out to 1/16-inch thick. Cut out 4-inch circles. Lightly flour both
sides and reserve.

* 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
* 1 teaspoon cayenne
* 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup chopped green onion
* 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
* 3 tablespoons bacon fat
* 1/2 pound lean ground beef
* 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
* 2 small eggs, beaten
* 2 tablespoons parsley flakes

1. Add finely chopped pepper and onions to melted fat in skillet. Add
everything except beef and eggs and cook for 5 minutes. Add beef and brown.
Drain in a colander and let cool before making pies.
2. Place 2 tablespoons filling in center circle of pastry. Moisten ends
of circle with egg; fold over to form a half circle and press to seal (a
fork works well).
3. Deep fry at 350 degrees F until brown. Drain on paper towel. Serve.

Note: You can bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes; turn
over and bake other side 8 minutes or until brown.

Dat Little Cajun Cookbook

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