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Turkey Empanadas

    1 pound ground turkey
    1 large onion, diced
    1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
    4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning mix
    1/2 cup packed grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 2 ounces)
    3 (7.5 oz.) cans refrigerated biscuit dough (10 biscuits per can)
    1 egg, beaten to blend
    Oil for deep frying

  Saute turkey in heavy large nonstick skillet over medium heat
 until cooked through and brown, breaking up meat with fork, about
 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer turkey to small bowl. Add
 onion to drippings in skillet and saute until light brown, about
 7 minutes. Return turkey and any juices to skillet. Add tomato sauce
 and Cajun seasoning; simmer until mixture is almost dry, stirring
 occasionally, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cool
 completely. Mix in cheese.

  On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 biscuit dough piece to
 4-inch-diameter round. Place 1 tablespoon filling on round. Brush
 half of dough edge with beaten egg. Fold dough over filling to
 create half circle and seal edges by pressing with tines of fork.
 Set empanada on baking sheet and cover with damp cloth. Repeat with
 remaining biscuits and filling.

  Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into heavy large skillet. Heat oil
 over medium-high heat to 350F. Fry empanadas in batches until
 golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels.
 Serve warm or at room temperature.