Saturday, 14 August 2010

Nr.7 Daring Cook's Challenge - Mexican style pierogi

The August 2010 Daring Cooks' Challenge was hosted by LizG of Bits n' Bites and Anula of Anula's Kitchen. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make pierogi from scratch and additional challenge to provide one filling that best represents their locale.

Daring Cooks August challenge was happily greeted by me and Joao. In the past I have successfully introduced Joao to dumplings world and I have made them once before. Someone might say that these are not dumplings but pierogi, but if you ask me the taste the same.

I must admit that I failed to provide a filling of my locale. At the moment we are locate din Ireland, so perhaps the best filling would have been something potato or seafood related. Instead Joao came up with the idea of doing something mexican like.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup lukewarm water

Put the flour and the salt in the bowl. Make a hole in the middle, add the egg and half of the water. Gradually ad all the water and if needed add some more flour so you get a nice smooth ball of dough. Let it sit under the moist towel for 20 minutes before starting to work with it.


200g ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic glove
1/2 can kidney beans
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
chilli pepper

Fry the onion, add the beef and fry it slightly. Add the beans and tomato, salt and chilli. Leave it simmer over a low heat for the water to evaporate.

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