Sweet and Spicy Empanadas

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Sweet and Spicy Empanadas
Sweet and Spicy Empanadas
1/2 lb. ground beef or pork
1/2 cup white onion diced
1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup Frontera Roasted Tomato Salsa or Frontera Chipotle Salsa
1/4 cup each: green olives and raisins chopped
1 tbsp. dark brown sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 (15- oz.) package ready-made pie dough
1 egg beaten with 2 tbsp. milk

Courtesy of Rick Bayless.

Prep: 30 minutes Cook: about 30 minutes
Makes: about 30

1. Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly grease a large baking sheet; set aside.
2. Brown meat and onion in oil in a large skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add salsa, olives, raisins, brown sugar and salt; cook for 5 minutes or until thick. Let cool.
3. Unroll pie dough on a lightly floured work surface and roll out to make slightly thinner. Cut into 3-inch circles, rerolling scraps as necessary. Lightly brush the edges of each circle with water. Scoop about 1½ tsp. of filling onto each, fold over and press edges together with the tines of a fork.
4. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush tops with egg mixture. Cook for
15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. 

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