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Meat Tartlets Recipe

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This recipe for Meat Tartlets, by , is from Joyce Manwiller's Recipe Box, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joyce Manwiller
Added: Tuesday, March 24, 2009


1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
3 Tbs ice water
1/2 lb ground beef
2 Tbs shortening
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup sliced green olives, sliced
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
3/4 cup water

Crust: Combine dry ingredients in small bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry fork. Add ice water and mix until blended. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Divide dough into 12 equal parts. Place dough in cups of a muffin pan (fancy design if you have one). and press evenly on bottom and up the edges.
Filling: Saute ground beef and chopped vegetables in shortening. Add seasonings, tomato paste, and water; simmer 15 minutes. Divide evenly into 12 muffin cups and bake at 400F for about 20 minutes. Turn out onto cookie sheet and transfer to serving platter, serving tartlets crust side up. Makes 12.




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