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Beef Pastry Pockets Recipe

My husband and I raise beef cattle on our farm—that's why I'm always on the lookout for tasty recipes like this one.—Andrea Chaput, Blaine, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink; drain and cool. Stir in the cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, eggs and pepper; mix well.
  • 2. Cut pastry into eight 5-in. squares, 1/4-in. thick. Place heaping 1/3 cupfuls of meat mixture in center of squares. For each square, fold one edge over filling to form a triangle. Moisten edges with water; press together with a fork to seal.
  • 3. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 482 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 448mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Yummy. This is a new favorite."

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