One of my (Cindy AKA Masi) comfort foods during the first two years of the pandemic was pastry. All kinds of pastry—sweet, savory, flaky, chewy, dense, cake-like, donuty—it was ALL good! Of course, all that pastry led to my Covid 10 (which I am now working off at the gym!), but not sure if I would have made it through without all that buttery goodness.
Vegetarian or vegan? You can make these, too! Instead of meat, you can use garbanzo beans. And while e prefer puff pastry dough made with butter, you can also make these vegan by using a non-butter puff pastry dough like the one from Pepperidge Farm.
These are great a snack or as a main served with a big green salad with a a lemony dressing.
Yields: 8 large hand pies, 16 small hand pies
Prep time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Shopping List & Prep
1 lb ground beef (93%) or lamb —OR— 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 C butternut squash, ¼” dice
2 medium carrots, ¼” dice
½ medium onion (yellow or white), minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ C frozen peas, defrosted
2 TBSP flat leaf/Italian parsley, minced
2 TBSP mint leaves, minced
1 TBSP tomato paste (we suggest tomato paste that comes in a tube)
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