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Shared by Chef Michael Solomonov

Pastel (Savory Beef-Filled Pastry)

Yield: Makes one 9x11” casserole - serves 12


  • 3 large eggs
  • Seasoned Ground Beef (recipe below)
  • 2 sheets store-bought puff pastry
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
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  • Step 1

    Beat 2 of the eggs in a large bowl, add the seasoned beef, and mix to blend. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Press one of the puff pastry sheets onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-by-11-inch baking dish.  Spoon the beef-egg mixture into the dish and sprinkle with the parsley and dill.  Lay the remaining sheet of puff pastry on top, pressing lightly to seal the edges.  Transfer the pie to the refrigerator for an hour or to the freezer for 15 minutes to chill well before baking; the puff pastry should be firm and cold to the touch.

  • Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the remaining egg and brush the top of the puff pastry, then sprinkle with the sesame seeds.  Bake until the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes.  Let cool for 15-20 minutes, then cut into pieces and serve.