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Sadia Hussain

May 3, 2019

Ground Beef and Puff Pastry Patties Recipe

Flaky on the outside, spicy on the inside. That best describes these pockets of puff pastry filled with ground beef.

I always have these in my freezer to serve for tea or at iftar time during the month of Ramadan. They taste great hot out of the oven and just as good room temperature.

Do try this recipe and feel free to experiment with your own fillings.

Ground Beef and Puff Pastry Patties Recipe

Sadia Hussain




1 Hour 45 Minutes (plus cooling time)


  • 1 kg/2lbs ground beef

  • Cooking oil

  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

  • A handful of fresh coriander

  • 4-5 spicy fresh green chilies 

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 3 packets square pre-rolled frozen puff pastry


  1. In a large pot, heat oil and sauté garlic and ginger pastes for a few minutes.

  2. Add ground beef and fry on high heat for 15 minutes.

  3. Add salt and cook, covered on low heat for 30 minutes.

  4. Blend coriander and green chilies to a paste.

  5. Add paste to ground beef and fold in chopped onions.

  6. Cool completely before filling puff pastry squares.

  7. Preheat oven to 190C/200F.

  8. Puff pastry squares need to be cold.

  9. Put 2 teaspoons beef filling in the square and fold over. Seal edges by pressing down with a fork. Poke holes on top.

  10. Bake until puffed up and golden brown.

Tips and Bits

These can be made with ground lamb or chicken.

You can brush these with an egg wash before baking to give a them a shiny finish.

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