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Meat Patties - Meat Puff Pastry

These are puff pastry filled ground meat and baked until golden often referred to as meat patties. Growing up these were very common breakfast snacks you could buy from the bakery. Today, I show you how easy it is to make.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, East-Indian, French, Indian
Keyword beef, beef patties, ground meat, mince meat, puff pastry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 squares
Calories 119kcal
Cost $20


  • Saute Pan
  • Baking tray
  • Kitchen Knife


  • 1 Sheet Puff Pastry

Ground meat filling

  • 8 oz Ground meat beef or chicken mince
  • ½ cup Onions chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic minced finely
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger minced finely
  • ½ cup Cilantro Kothmir chopped finely
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric haldi
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder Dhania
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin powder Jeera
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Oil


Meat filling

  • Saute the onion, garlic, ginger, in oil for 2 to 3 minutes until the onions become translucent. Add the ground meat and saute until no longer pink.
    Pro tip - browning the meat will add a nice flavor from the caramelization and also take away any meaty smells.
    8 oz Ground meat, ½ cup Onions, 1 teaspoon Garlic, 1 teaspoon Ginger, 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • Add the spices and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the meat is cooked. Then, add the cilantro and vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning. Remove from heat and into a bowl to cool completely.
    Pro tip - If possible, place it in the fridge for an hour as it makes it easier to work.
    ½ cup Cilantro, ½ teaspoon Turmeric, 1 teaspoon Coriander powder, ½ teaspoon Cumin powder, 1 teaspoon Vinegar, ½ teaspoon Salt, ½ teaspoon Pepper

Puff Pastry

  • Open the puff pastry - dust with flour and roll out to about 16 x 16 inches square. If necessary, place them on a tray and back in the fridge to keep it cold.
    Pro tip - Keep the puff pastry chilled at all times. It is easier to work with chilled puff pastry.
    1 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • Cut the puff pastry in half both horizontally and vertically. So now you have 4 large squares. Cut each large square again in half horizontally and vertically. This should give you 16 squares. Place them back in the fridge.


  • Preheat the oven at 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6
  • Working with a few puff pastry squares at a time. Fill one-half of each square with a generous amount of ground meat filling making sure to leave the edges clear.
  • Apply a light smear of water on the edge. Then, flip the second half of the square over. Use a fork to seal the top and bottom edge. Put it back in the fridge to chill again.
  • Do the same with all the other puff pastry squares. Place the chilled meat patties on a baking tray.
  • Brush each pastry with beaten egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 22 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Let cool at least 10 minutes before you serve.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg