Beef Puff Pastry Triangles..
Yuum.. I love puff pastry and it is a great idea for a quick dinner to simply wrap any kind of mince (beef, turkey, chicken, pork or even fish) in pastry. It is very easy and only takes about an hour to prepare and cook. Let your imagination flow and give it a try. When I make this for dinner I always make it differently and the filling recipes are endless.
This is one of my favorite ones. See recipe below.
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, diced
400-500g lean beef mince
2 tablespoons of tomato paste (add more if you require)
1/2 teaspoon paprika, ground pepper, salt and any other spice you like
150g shredded cheese
1 handful fresh coriander and parsley, chopped
4 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
salad greens, to serve
1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Heat a little olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the mince, onion and garlic and cook until browned. Add the garlic and spices and cook for another minute. Remove from heat, transfer to a small bowl and allow to completely cool down. Once cooled add coriander and parsley.
2. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Cut 1 pastry sheet into 4 squares. Place 2 tablespoons of mince mixture into the centre of each square. Fold pastry over filling to form a triangle. Press pastry edges together with a fork to seal. Repeat with the remaining pastry squares and mince mixture.
3. Place triangles on prepared trays. Brush triangles with egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and puffed. Serve with salad greens.
As I said above – you can alter the recipe to anything you like. Just remember not to put too much mixture into the pastry otherwise it will overflow.