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Turkey Empanadas

1 cup diced cooked turkey
1 1/3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chili peppers
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons cornmeal

In a medium bowl mix together diced, cooked turkey, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped green chili peppers; set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and salt. Cut in butter until the size of small peas, sprinkle with up to 1/4 cup cold water, and mix until the pastry can be formed into a ball. Divide the dough and turkey mixture in half. Turn each onto a floured board and roll into an 11-inch square, then place on an oiled baking sheet. Spoon the turkey mixture over half of the pastry, to within 1 1/2-inch of the edge. Fold the other half of the pastry on top and crimp the edges to seal. Brush the tops with milk, then sprinkle cornmeal on top.

Bake in a 400*F oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before slicing into wedges.

Makes 8 servings.

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