Sunday, September 19, 2010

Korean Ground Beef & Kimchi Puff Pastry Rounds

I was inspired to use up my Homemade Puff Pastry this weekend. And I wanted to incorporate a Korean classic, Kimchi and ground beef for the filling. I know you're probably thinking ewww really? Yes, really. And it was actually quite delicious.

The savory, spicy & tangy filling was perfect with the buttery puff pastry.

Printable Recipe
1/2 lb Grass Fed Ground Beef
1/2 Onion, Diced
1 tbsp Minced Garlic
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 Cup, Diced Kimchi
1 tbsp Garlic Chile Paste
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Preheat your oven to 415º degrees. Heat a stainless steel pan on medium/high and add the olive oil and sauté the onions until it softens. Then add the garlic and sauté. Add the ground beef and cook until fully cooked through (you can drain some of the excess fat). Add the kimchi and sesame oil and cook until kimchi softens then finally add the garlic chile paste and sauté.

2. Using your biscuit cutter cut the puff pastry and place on a lined baking sheet. Add a spoonful of the beef & kimchi filling and then place another piece of cut puff pastry on top of the filling.

3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden.

It was the perfect afternoon snack for the hubs and I. Enjoy friends! 

By the way, the Readers Choice Voting for the Project Food Blog Contest opens tomorrow, Monday September 20th and ends on the 23rd. If you haven't read my first entry please click here to read. I will post a detailed reminder for you in the morning. Thank you again for your support. Good night!
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  1. Monet said... September 19, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    These do look like the perfect afternoon snack! I love anything that is small and portable...especially if it involves pastry. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a lovely Monday!

  2. Adrienne said... September 19, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    My husband would eat these up! I've made something similare with wonton skins, ground beef, and veggies. I will have to give this a try. YUM!

  3. Kay Heritage said... September 19, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    So creative, Lisa! Never thought to incorporate puff pastry with Korean cuisine!

  4. Lisa said... September 19, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    I've tried a dumpling before that was filled with ground pork and kimchi and absolutely loved it. So, I know that your ground beef kimchi rounds would most likely taste out of this world.

  5. alison said... September 19, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    it's a perfect snack,lisa!

  6. Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said... September 20, 2010 at 3:44 AM

    I made homemade puff pastry twice.. Loved it. But then I have never got around it again. Besides what make you doubt anything with puff pastry and meat can go wrong ? Oh never lady. Never. This looks awesome. And you gave me the first push after months to go back to homemade puff pastry.Mmmm...if only

  7. Food Lover said... September 20, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    mmm, that looks really yummy Lisa :)

  8. Fun and Fearless in Beantown said... September 20, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    This sounds like a Korean beef wellington :-) This is really creative stuff!

  9. ~Lexibule~ said... September 20, 2010 at 9:52 AM

    Miam!! Tout semble si délicieux dans ta Rayonnante cuisine:)) Bon lundi ma belle;)xxx

  10. cooperl788 said... September 20, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    Those look delicious! I can't wait to try them!

  11. jose manuel said... September 20, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Que plato tan interesante, esto se ve muy delicioso. Saludos

  12. Angus Beef said... September 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Lisa, I definitely wasn't thinking, 'eww, really?' These sound savory and flaky and yummy!

  13. My So Called Homeschool Life said... September 20, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Love the photography on your blog. The recipes also! Not so sure about the Kimchi pancake though. LOL

    Following you via MBC. Please follow back?

    Ruthie Joyce

  14. ~Lisa~ said... September 20, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Thank you all. It was quite tasty. I think i'll be making more puff pastry soon! Its so versatile.

  15. lostpastremembered said... September 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    I can totally see doing this... interesting filling idea and I do love kimchi and... I have puff pastry in the freezer!!! Thanks for the great idea!

  16. Juliana said... September 21, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Wow Lisa this little pastries filled with beef looks tasty with it!

  17. Marisa said... September 21, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    No way would I think this was "eww" ever! This sounds fanstastic in every way. Very clever idea for using your homemade puff pastry which looks lovely in the pics!

  18. Hyosun Ro said... September 21, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    Lisa - Congrats on top 9 again. You're becoming quite a regular there now. That's great! I love your creativity with this puff pastry. It looks delicious. I like to have one right now.

  19. Carolyn Jung said... September 24, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    I think I could seriously down about four of these right here and now. What a great nosh for parties, too.

  20. Justin said... September 24, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    whoa, i'd definitely enjoy these