Gluten-free Cheeseburger Turnover Recipe

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This is what happens when I crave pastry AND cheeseburger on a night when it’s just me and the kids. Also, I was trying my hardest to keep from breaking into our Mac ‘n Cheese stash.

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Warning: It takes a lot of parchment paper and saran wrap to make all the 6″ circles of pastry dough. On account of it’s GF and therefore very fragile.

But you will be rewarded for your efforts with tender, flaky, cheesy, beefy goodness.

Pastry:

1 1/4c GF flour (I used my blend and I know I posted that on duh blawg)
1 TBS sugar
1 packet plain gelatin (2tsp)
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBS cold, cut-up butter
3 TBS cold lard/bacon fat/more butter
1 egg
2tsp lemon juice
1-3 TBS cold water

Whisk dry ingredients. Cut in fat with pastry blender til crumbly the size of peas. Whisk egg and lemon juice. Mix into flour/fat mixture. Add cold water until dough just holds together in a ball. Make into 5 or 6 small balls, 2″ in diameter. Cover and refrigerate.

Meat:

1/2 lb ground beef
pepper to taste
seasoned salt to taste
onion powder to taste

ketchup (Squirt what looks good. I didn’t measure.)
shredded cheddar cheese (Sprinkle what looks good. Ignorance is bliss when it comes to how much cheese you’re consuming.)

1 TBS butter, melted

Season beef with pepper, salt, and onion powder. Brown until *almost* done.

Preheat oven to 500*, place pizza stone on the bottom rack.

Roll out a ball of pastry dough one at a time between saran wrap until approximately 6″ diameter. Place in freezer, repeat with the rest of the dough balls.

Peel saran wrap from one 6″ dough disc, place on parchment paper. Spoon meat onto half of the circle, squirt ketcup on top of meat, sprinkle with cheese, fold other half of circle over and pinch dough closed. Repeat with the rest of the dough discs.

Brush with melted butter. Using a pizza peel or a flat cookie sheet, slide parchment paper onto heated pizza stone. Cook 8-9 minutes. Remove with peel. Your stone won’t even get dirty.

You can make and freeze as many dough discs as you feel like making and then whip this up in no time the next time you’re feeding a brood of hungry children.

Or better yet, make an apple turnover during Quiet Times. If I just used chunky applesauce, cinnamon, and maybe some sweet white rice flour for thickener… Ya think it would work? Hmmm….

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