Beef puff is a simple, tasty dish made with beef, vegetables and puff pastry. This is a great way to use leftover meat and vegetables that you might have in your refrigerator. It also makes a delicious lunch or snack for the kids!
Preheat oven to 400oF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface, roll one sheet of puff pastry into a 12 inch round. Carefully transfer to the baking sheets, making sure not to tear the pastry.
In a large skillet, combine ground chuck with carrots, celery, potatoes, onions & garlic. Cook over medium high heat until the beef is browned & the veggies are soft. Drain off any excess fat. Stir in ketchup & mustard until well combined. Set aside to cool.
If you are using canned beef, make sure that the ‘beef’ is not puffed up. If it is puffed up, this indicates that the package has been exposed to air and could contain harmful bacteria. Discard it.
Place a small spoonful of beef filling into the center of each pastry square. Fold diagonally to form triangles, pressing the edges together to seal. Brush the edges of each pastry with egg wash, if desired.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 18 minutes. Let cool before slicing & serving. Makes 6 Beef Curry Puffs. The beef can be refrigerated and reheated as needed for up to three days, but the pastry will lose its crispness if it is kept more than that long. بف لحم