OH YES THERE IS STILL MORE SOUTHWEST RECIPES

Oh Yes There Is Still More Southwest Recipes

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JANET JORDAN

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The little empanadas pies are a main dish or an appetizer but with an all fruit filling this pastry becomes a delicious dessert.

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Ingredients

  • FIESTA BUFFET:

  • SAVORY BEEF AND CURRANT EMPANADAS

  • 3 oz
    cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 4 slice
    bacon chopped
  • 1
    onion minced
  • 2
    cloves garlic minced
  • 1
    carrot chopped
  • 1-14(oz) can(s)
    tomatoes chopped
  • 1 c
    chopped granny smith apples
  • 1/4 c
    currents
  • 1 Tbsp
    cumin seed crushed
  • ·
    cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1/4 c
    bkack olives sliced
  • 1/3 c
    pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    jalapeno peppers
  • 1 1/2 lb
    cooked chuck roast shredded
  • 1
    egg
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk
  • SWEET FRIED CAKES

  • 4 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    shortening
  • 4
    beaten eggs
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    milk
  • ·
    vegetable oil for deep frying
  • MEXICAN PINON FINGERS

  • 1 c
    butter softened
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    pine nuts
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • ALMOST SANGRIA

  • 1-12(OZ) can(s)
    frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 1-12(oz) can(s)
    frozen cranberry juice concentrate
  • 1-12(oz) can(s)
    frozen white grape juice concentrate
  • 1-12(oz) c
    frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2-2 l
    bottles of lemon lime soda

How to Make OH YES THERE IS STILL MORE SOUTHWEST RECIPES

Step-by-Step

  1. FOR: SAVORY BEEF AND CURRANT EMPANADAS

    Combine cream cheese, butter, flour, and salt in food processor container. Process with pastry blade until a ball is formed, wrap in waxed paper. Chill for 1 hour
  2. Fry bacon in skillet until brown and crumbly. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain.
  3. Add onion and garlic to pan drippings in skillet. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft. Add carrots, undrained tomatoes, apples, currants, cumin seed, and bacon.
  4. Cook until carrot is tender-crisp. Stir in cayenne pepper, olives, pine nuts, jalapeno pepper, and beef. Chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into 2 portions. Roll each portion about 1/8 inch thick on floured surface. Cut into circles place beef filling in center of each circle. Fold over edges, moisten edges and seal. Flute edges.
  6. Place on baking sheet, brush with mixture of egg and milk. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Cut into small circles to make 3 1/2 to 4 dozen appetizers Empanadas Yield 8 servings
  8. FOR: SWEET FRIED CAKES

    Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into bowl. Cut shortening until crumbly.
  9. Beat eggs with sugar, add to flour mixture. Add enough milk to make medium dough mix well. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  10. Roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.
  11. Deep fry until brown. Drain well on paper towels.
  12. Coat with cinnamon sugar. Yield 3 to 4 dozen
  13. FOR: MEXICAN PINON FINGERS

    Cream butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and pine nuts.
  14. Roll by 2 tablespoonfuls into 1/2 inch thick ropes on lightly floured surface. Cut ropes into2 inch lengths.
  15. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 275 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are very light brown.
  16. Sift 2 cups powdered sugar over warm cookies. Let stand until cool. Yield 5 to 6 dozen
  17. FOR: ALMOST SANGRIA

    Combine apple juice, cranberry juice, grape juice, and limeade concentrate in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  18. Add soda stirring until mixed.
  19. Pour into soda bottles to store, fasten caps tightly.
  20. May be stored in refrigerator indefinitely tightly capped. YIELD 20 SERVINGS

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