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Taco Fluffins

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Batter breads are too wet to knead. The mixing develops the gluten. This is a tasty and easy recipe for beginners and kids in the kitchen!
 
 
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Serves
12 fluffins
 
 
Fleischmann's®
Mazola®
 
 
Ingredients
 
1 pound ground beef
1 package Taco Seasoning
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (OR substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup all-purpose)
1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Quick Rise Yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups very warm water (120º to 130ºF)
1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
1/3 cup salsa, lightly drained (measure first, then drain)
2 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapeno pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
For Dipping (optional):
Salsa: mild, medium or hot
 
 
Instructions
 

Prepare ground beef with taco seasoning according to package directions.  Set aside.  Only about half the taco meat will be used.  Refrigerate the remaining meat for another use.

Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in large mixer bowl.  Add water and oil; beat 2 minutes on  medium speed.  Add remaining 1-1/4 cups flour, salsa and jalapenos and beat until well mixed.  Beat in cheese.  Dough will be stiff yet sticky.  Cover bowl and let rest 10 minutes.

Portion about 2 tablespoons into 12 (2-1/2 inch) generously greased muffin cups using a scoop or two spoons (do not use paper liners). 

Spoon a heaping tablespoon of taco meat on top.  Cover taco meat with remaining dough.  Cover and let rise 25 to 35 minutes.  Dough will rise, but not double in size.

Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 20 to 25 minutes until well browned.  Let cool on wire rack for 2 minutes.  Run a knife around each roll to remove from pan.  Serve warm.  If desired, serve with salsa for dipping.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Freezer Instructions:  Completely cool fluffins and place in an airtight container to freeze.  Thaw in the refrigerator.  Microwave for 15 to 20 seconds and serve immediately. 

 
Total Time
 
Rise Time 25 to 35 minutes
Bake Time 20 to 25 minutes
 
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