1 can Summer Crisp corn, drained
1 can black beans (free-holies!), drained
1 box Boca Crumbles or other “fake” beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 tablespooon or so chili powder
1 teaspoon or so cumin
cayenne pepper, oregano leaves (dried) - I have no idea how much. Just "some".
¾ cup water, maybe 1/2 cup
shredded sharp cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup Masa Harina
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup butter -- melted & cooled
½ cup plus 1 T. water
2 lg. eggs (used separately)
Kosher salt (or a big-grained salt)
CHEESE!!!!!OK. After you put the filling and CHEESE on the dough, wet the edges of the dough a bit with water, then fold dough over, pressing edges to seal. Your mom can use just her fingers or the tines of a fork. Line them all up on your parchment-covered baking sheets. Here's the start of ours:
The stuffing process gets kind of messy. Since you've just taken your biped to the yard, she won't buy off on you needing to use the facilities. Send a mind-meld to one of your siblings and encourage him or her to ask to go out. (In the case of a non-multiple-pup house, just ask for yourself again. Whine a little, if necessary. Make it believable!)
Clean up and get ready to take Amber to the yard. Ask if anypup else would like to join you. Take the girls out. Come back in, wash your hands, then notice Dave asking to go out. Take both of the boys out, then give everyone a cookie. Wash your hands and get back to the rest of the empanadas. These are very important steps in the process, pups. Your biped will need a break, and you and your siblings can provide it!
After you've stuffed all the empanadas, whisk the remaining egg in a small bowl. Brush empanadas with beaten egg; sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Bake until light golden brown, about 25 minutes. Sorry we don't have a better picture other than the one at the top of the page! We aren't sure what happened with the formatting on that!
While the empanadas are baking, clean the kitchen. Scrub those counter tops, do the dishes, then mop the floor a bit where your helper may have missed some masa harina. Trust me, there will be NO free-holies or cheese on the floor!
You've worked hard today, pups. Find a beam of sunlight and take a well-deserved snooze.
You've worked for it; sweet dreams!
Zzzz... cheezzzzzze..... free-holiezzzzz..... zzzzzz.....
Play bows and bon appétit!