The filling is super quick and easy to make, then you just enclose it in puff pastry, bake it and you have your family fed in no time.
This is great when you have kids friends over as it's cheap and easy to make.
I say makes 12, but I think I actually got 14 out of the mix as I didn't overfill the 1/4 cup per pastry. So have an extra sheet of pastry on hand, if needed.
If you need to make 12 then do so, but when I make these just for my kids, I bake 6 one day, then just refrigerate the filling and make fresh ones the next day. I prefer pastry freshly baked. This is great on the weekend or during school holidays as it is quick and easy to make, and if your kids are like mine and they are always hungry, a simple recipe is needed and these are filling.
My family loved these, hope yours do to.
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion (80g), chopped finely
1 clove garlic, crushed
500g beef mince
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2/3 cup (170g) tomato passata
1/2 teaspoon vegeta (optional)
1/2 cup (60g) frozen peas
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
3 sheets puff pastry
1 egg, beaten lightly
Tomato Sauce, to serve
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring for 3 minutes or until the onion softens. Increase heat to high, add beef, cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until beef is browned. Add paste, stir through for 1 minute. Add passata, vegeta, if using and 1/2 cup water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add peas, cook, stirring, until heated through about 5 minutes, until the mince mixture is thick. Remove from heat, stir in parsley. Season, to taste. Allow to cool.
Cut each pastry sheet into quarters, you will have 12 squares.
Spoon 1/4 cup of the beef mixture into the centre of each square. Brush edges with a little egg, fold pastry in half diagonally to enclose filling, pinch edges to seal. Then use a fork to completely seal the edges.
Place pies on prepared trays, brush with egg. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned.
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