Monday, January 19, 2009

Beef Stuffed (or not) Sopaipillas

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup evaporated milk ( I just used milk)
1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil (I used vegetable oil)
Additional oil for frying

1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in water milk and oil with a fork until a ball forms. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently for 2-3 minutes. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Divide into four portions; roll each into a 6-1/2-in. circle.
In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry circles, one at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salt, garlic powder and pepper.
In a large saucepan, combine the soup, broth, chilies and onion powder; cook for 10 minutes or until heated through. Cut a slit on one side of each sopaipilla; fill with 1/2 cup of meat mixture. Top with cheese. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
The Results:
These were suppose to be stuffed with the ground beef but when I cut into the sopaipilla it split on top. Darn it! Oh well these were still good. They were like a fried bread taco. We have never had something like these so I thought they turned out pretty good for the first time. I figure if you fold it up like a taco they would be just as good if I had filled them. I got this recipe out of my Taste of Home 2002 recipe book.


Spryte said...

YUM!! I just asked my aunt for her sopaipilla recipe, but she hasn't sent it yet. I'll have to give this a try!

Lisa said...

These look great!I have never had anything like this. Yum.

Jan said...

This is a new one on me too. Well done, Nicole, they sound yummy.

Pam said...

I think they look really tasty.

Spryte said...

I look forward to your new recipes every day!

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Sophie said...

A savory sopapilla, delicious!

Shandra said...

I made this but added some extra spices to the meat--cumin, chili powder, fresh garlic, and a can of diced tomatoes (it was too dry). I also topped with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
Thanks for the recipe idea!

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