Spicy Bean Turnovers (With Variations)

Recipe by WhoKnew
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mash pinto beans (could use food processor).
  • Add cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, salt, chili flakes, coriander, onion, and salsa.
  • Mix well--adjust seasonings to taste.
  • On floured surface, roll pastry to 1/8 inch thickness.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheese; press lightly into dough.
  • Turn pastry over. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and press lightly into dough.
  • Cut into 3 inch circles (I used a wide-mouthed glass for lack of a cookie cutter).
  • Place small amount bean mixture (large teaspoon's worth) into center of each circle.
  • Fold over to form a semi-circle with the bean mixture inside. Press edges with a fork to seal the mixture inside.
  • Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder.
  • Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes or until brown.
  • PIZZA FILLING VARIATION:
  • Mix together:
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce.
  • 1/2 cup cooked ground beef or chopped pepperoni.
  • 1/3 cup onion & peppers (chopped and mixed together to make 1/3 cup).
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese, if you like.
  • CHICKEN PARMESAN VARIATION:
  • Mix together:
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce.
  • 1/2 cup chicken, cooked and sliced or shredded.
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded.
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated.
  • HAM 'N' CHEESE FILLING VARIATION:
  • Mix together:
  • 1/2 cup deli ham, chopped.
  • 1/3 cup processed cheese, melted.
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped.
  • Allow filling to cool (so it is not liquid) before stuffing.
  • OTHER VARIATIONS:
  • Stuff with chopped hot dogs and shredded cheese.
  • Stuff with homemade chili (drain liquid before stuffing).
  • Stuff with taco meat and shredded cheese.
  • Stuff with chicken tikka masala or other Indian meats, and add some chutney.
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