Feta, Mint & Beef Pie Parcels

beef pie

These Mediterranean-inspired beef, feta and mint pie parcels are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Serve with salad for dinner or lunch, or by themselves for a tasty afternoon snack. These pies are highly versatile – feel free to substitute the beef mince or lamb or to add extra veggies like red capsicum, corn or pumpkin. Thanks to Beef and Lamb for this great recipe.

Ingredients

  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 100 g feta, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 sheets ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 40 g pine nuts

Method

  1. Preheat fan-forced* oven to 200°C
  2. Line oven tray with baking paper
  3. Combine mince, feta, cumin and mint. Divide into 12 portions
  4. Cut pastry sheets into 4 squares
  5. Brush edges with beaten egg. Place portion of beef mix in centre of each pastry
  6. Fold each corner of the pastry in toward the centre, pressing down gently and leaving filling visible
  7. Brush lightly with egg and sprinkle with pine nuts
  8. Place pies glazed-side-up on a baking tray. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy
  9. Serve with your favourite green salad and a dollop of natural yoghurt or tzatziki

Recipe note: *if using a conventional oven, you may need to increase temperature or allow additional cooking time.

Enjoy!