Empanadas (Meat Pie)

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 5
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1 pound ground beef
2 cloves garlic -- minced
2 large hard boiled eggs -- cold, chopped
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt and black pepper
1 cup raisins -- to taste
1 can green olives -- chopped
1 dash red pepper -- crushed
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large onion -- chopped
1 packages pastry dough or -- Grands biscuits for dough

Preparation / Directions:

Fry onions in cooking oil until soft. Add minced garlic and brown lightly. Drain oil. Add ground beef to onions and sauté until meat turns a light brown. Add chopped olives, eggs, salt and black pepper, raisins, pinch of red pepper and milk. Allow to simmer (uncovered) over low heat for 5 mins. PASTRY DOUGH: Any good grade of commercial pie crust mix will give satisfactory results -or- use your own favorite recipe .... Roll out dough 1/8" thickness and cut with a 5" cutter. Place meat filling on one side of the dough. Fold the other side over the filling and pinch the edges. Deep fry in hot cooking oil until crisp and brown .. or .. bake in a 400F oven until the crust is a golden brown

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