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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

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    From one of my boyfriend's coworkers wives.

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    1. 1
      Combine beef, pork, water, and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 45 minutes. Drain and chop coarsely. Add the chickpeas, mixing lightly.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the tomatoes, onions, peppers, chile, parsley, 2 tsp of salt, vinegar, sugar and the meat mixture. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      Add the capers, raisins, and olivs. Mix lightly, set aside.
    4. 4
      Mix the cornmeal with a little cold water. Add to the boiling water in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Add the butter and remaining salt. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the eggs, beating until a smooth dough is formed.
    5. 5
      Butter a 3-qt round or square baking dish. Line it with 2/3 of the cornmeal mixture and pour the meat mixture into it. Spread the remaining corn meal on top. Cover the dish with a piece of foil and tie it. Place in a pan of water. Bake at 350 deg. F for 1 hour.
    6. 6
      Venezuelan method: The dish is prepared in teh form of tamales. Banana leaves are used for warpping the hallacas, but foil or parchment paper will serve as a substitute. Cut 10in squares of either. Spread about 4 tbsp of the cornmeal dough in the center and press as thin as possible. Place 2 tbsp of the meat mixture on the dough and fold over, sealing the edges as well as possible. If the dough breaks, patch it wiht a little more dough. Fold the paper around the hallacas carefully and tie securely. If foil is used, it is not necessary to tie it. Boil in a large saucepan of salted water for 1.5 hours.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hallacas

    Serving Size: 1 (825 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1386.7
    Calories from Fat 493
    Total Fat 54.8 g
    Saturated Fat 20.4 g
    Cholesterol 391.5 mg
    Sodium 2943.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 119.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 14.2 g
    Sugars 22.0 g
    Protein 104.5 g

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