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
- 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
- 1 handful pine nuts toasted
- rosemary springs for garnish
Oven to 200C/Fan180/Gas4.
Mix together the beef, onion, garlic, oregano.
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.
Fold in the corners to make little parcels. Bake for 15 minutes then top with cheese, pinenuts and rosemary.
Continue baking for 10 minutes.
Best served warm with a side salad; but rather good as a lunchtime snack cold.