Spicy Picnic Pasties

Spicy Picnic Pasties

2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk

3/4 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped celery
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons bbq sauce or catsup

Combine pastry ingredients as for pie crust; divide dough into four parts. Roll each part thin and cut into 6″: diameter circle (use small plate as guide).

Combine filling ingredients.

Place a fourth of filling into center of each dough circle; pat filling down lightly. Moisten edges of dough with water, and fold circle in half to make turnover. Seal edges well with fork. Prick to allow steam to escape.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375ºF for 40 minutes.

Serve hot or cold.

Yield: 4

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