September 28, 2008

Beef Onion Rosemary and Pine Nut Parcels

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Beef Onion Rosemary and Pine Nut Parcels – I’ve made this little joys several times since first posting this recipe back in 2008. They are kind-a like open Cornish Pasties only with a heady herb edge and a tangy underscore of onion marmalade.

As with most recipes the key is using the best and freshest ingredients – which means top quality mozzarella, fresh herbs and a decent Onion Marmalade. Just ignore the fact I used ready-made pastry rather than producing my own, but really if time-pressed the ready made and ready rolled pastry are might fine. As for the onion marmalade I’m rather keen on the English Provender Co’s Spicy Onion Marmalade, although the last time I made these I used Stokes Red Onion Marmalade. Dont go over board on this key ingredient however as it can over-power. You could also use a decent chutney such as my favourite Man Food Ale Chutney.

Recipe: Beef Onion Rosemary and Pine Nut Parcels

Beef Onion Rosemary and Pine Nut Parcels

Beef Onion Rosemary and Pine Nut Parcels

Beef Onion Rosemary and Pine Nut Parcels

Course Main Course, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 300 g minced beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 small bunch fresh oregano
  • 1 pack ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 tsp Onion Marmalade
  • mozzerella
  • 1 handful pine nuts toasted
  • rosemary springs for garnish


  1. Oven to 200C/Fan180/Gas4.

  2. Mix together the beef, onion, garlic, oregano.

  3. Divide the pastry into 4 equal squares and place on a baking sheet. Spread each with a teaspoon of onion marmalade and top with the mince mixture.

  4. Fold in the corners to make little parcels. Bake for 15 minutes then top with cheese, pinenuts and rosemary.

  5. Continue baking for 10 minutes.

  6. Best served warm with a side salad; but rather good as a lunchtime snack cold.

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  1. Hilary September 29, 2008

    Those look delicious. And they would be impressive to guests.

  2. FoodJunkie September 29, 2008

    Comfort food looking good always gets my attention!