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pasteis de carne – savory meat puffs

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Recipe by
Suzy Chaves
Cumberland, RI

Pasteis de Carne are savory meat pies made with puff pastry dough that are perfect for parties, tailgating or anytime! This recipe is so easy to make, that it will be one of your favorites for entertaining. I buy my puff pastry sheets at my local Portuguese bakery, but you can also use Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets. These meat puffs freeze well so you can make them ahead of time but of course their best eaten freshly cooked. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Ingredients For pasteis de carne – savory meat puffs

  • 2 lb
    puff pastry squares
  • 1 lb
    ground beef, or turkey
  • 1/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 clove
    chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp
    chopped parsley
  • 1/4 c
    shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1
    egg (for egg wash)
  • salt and pepper

How To Make pasteis de carne – savory meat puffs

  • 1
    In a large skillet cook meat until browned. Remove from pan, drain and set aside. In same skillet add unions and garlic and cook until golden brown. Add onion mix to meat and let cool.
  • 2
    Place meat mixture in food processor and pulse 5 times or until the meat is fine consistency. Add parsley and cheese and pulse 2 times.
  • 3
    Roll out dough and cut into 3?x6? rectangle. Place 1 tablespoon meat in center of rectangle. Fold over one side onto the other to create a square pinching edges.
  • 4
    Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place puffs onto paper and brush with egg wash. Cook in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5
    Serve warm or at room temperature. Freeze or store in refrigerator 3 days.

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