Pastelitos de Carne (Cuban Beef Pastries)
Pastelitos de Carne! A delicious Cuban pastry filled with beef picadillo, baked, then brushed with simple syrup. The perfect savory-sweet snack!
Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuban Beef Pastries (Pastelitos de Carne)
Cuban Beef Picadillo
puff pastry sheets
(I used Pepperidge Farm)
Thaw the puff pastry according to package directions, usually about 20-30 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, stir granulated sugar and water together. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Set aside.
To make the Cuban Beef Pastries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Unfold both pastry sheets and cut each sheet into 9 circles using the rim of a glass cup or a biscuit cutter.
Place a tablespoon of the beef filling in the center of each dough circle. Cover with another dough circle on top.
Gently seal the edges of the dough circles together using a fork or by pressing down with your fingers. Brush egg wash on each pastry to get that flaky crust.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the pastries from the oven and lightly brush the pastries with simple syrup. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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