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Recipe: Empanadas

1 lb puff pastry
2 lb ground beef
1/4 lb bacon, chopped
2 onion
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup raisins, soaked in warm water
2 tbs chopped green olives
1 tbs tomato paste
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
1 egg yolk, to glaze
Tabasco sauce
salt and pepper, to taste


Chop onion along with bacon and cook in a frying pan just until
the onion is translucent. Stirring often Add th bell pepper and
cook until almost soft. Stir in ground beef and cook over high heat
until all red has disappeared. Off the heat add the tomato paste,
drained raisins, olives. Season with salt and pepper, a few drops
of Tabasco and a pinch of thyme.

Let cool completely. Roll out puff pastry to 1/8 " thick and cut
into rounds or squares, about 15". Place filling in the center.
Wet the border and fold them over, pressing to adhere. Baste with
the egg yolk, carefully not to run on the sides or the pastry won't
puff. Bake in a pre heated 425 F oven 25 minutes.