Bulgogi Pastries

Pastries, also called patties, are a popular snack enjoyed during Ramadan with roots in South Asia. Traditionally, they’re filled with a mix of onions and spiced meat or chicken. 

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1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ lb. lean ground beef
½ tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
1 Spicy Bulgogi sachet
¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped (about 14 stems)
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed 
Egg wash



Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and the ground beef, season with kosher salt, and stir to cook, breaking up any large chunks of meat. Once the beef has cooked through, add the Spicy Bulgogi sachet, and stir to coat the beef. Remove from the heat, add the roughly chopped cilantro, and stir to incorporate.


Preheat the oven to 400℉. 


Using a knife, cut the sheets of puff pastry into 18 three inch squares or 9 squares  per sheet. Using a rolling pin to thin out the pastry square. It should increase in size to about 4 inches. 


Scoop out 2-3 tablespoons of the meat mixture and place it in the upper left hand size of the square. Fold up diagonally to create a triangle. Using a fork, crimp the edges of the pastry shut. 


Optionally, cut slits into the top to vent and brush with egg wash for that classic glistening finish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.

What if I don't have...

cheddar cheese?
No prob! You don't need cheese. I just like the extra sharpness and texture.

garam masala?
Add a bit of ground cinnamon, cumin, and extra coriander when you’re frying your spices.

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