Sep 29, 2009
1 lb. top round beef
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 scant teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1 large onion, finely minced
1 bell pepper, chopped
dash of Worcestershire sauce
Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
1 egg white
Coarsely grind or chop the beef or ask your butcher to coarsely grind a top round roast for you. Discard any fat or save it to add to your pet's food for a shiny coat.
Sauté the ground beef in the olive oil with 1 tablespoon of the minced onion; when it begins to brown, add the minced garlic, salt, pepper, taco and other seasonings. Add the chopped pepper and simmer for 15 minutes, or until beef is quite tender, adding a few tablespoons of water if needed. Stir in parsley, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, mixing well. Remove from heat and add the remaining onion.
Thaw the pastry sheets at room temperature about 20 minutes before use. Cut squares about 5 inches.
Fill one triangular side of square with cooled meat mixture, leaving about 1/2 inch of margin. Brush edges of square with beaten egg white using a silicone brush or paper towel.
Fold over one side of the square to make a pocket shaped like a triangle. Crimp edges together tightly. Snip 3-4 vents in the top using kitchen shears or a sharp knife to allow steam to escape.
Place on a cookie sheet which has been brushed lightly with oil or sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake on the center rack in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.