Mighty Saltenas (Saltenas de Graciela)

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READY IN: 30mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brown the ground beef and season to taste with salt and pepper (Note: you may saute some onion and garlic with the beef for added flavor).
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Place flour in a large bowl and add the melted butter; mix well.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
  • Dissolve the salt and sugar in the warm water; add to the flour mixture and stir until everything sticks together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured cutting board and knead, adding flour as needed.
  • When the dough is"dried" with the flour you've added, separate it into 30 small balls of dough.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface, creating a small"tortilla.
  • "Add 1-2 heaping tablespoons beef to each tortilla.
  • Lightly moisten the outer rim of the tortilla with water, fold dough over and, using a fork, crimp edges.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry saltenas in oil until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oil, place on paper towels, and brush each with melted butter.
  • Serve with salsa.
  • Makes 30 saltenas.
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