Italian beef toaster pastry

Yield
2 large pastries (double everything for twice the fun)
Prep Time
schedule 5 minutes
Cook Time
schedule 30 minutes
Total Time
schedule 35 minutes

You can make these Italian beef toaster pastries in just a few minutes, but you'll remember them for a lifetime. If you want to make your own sliced beef and broth, you can follow my Italian beef recipe. Otherwise, this is a cheater method for a quick beef-like treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 to 34 pound deli sliced roast beef
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons giardiniera
  • 1 large egg + 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Add broth, oregano, and garlic powder to a small pot and bring to a boil.

Chop meat roughly and add to the broth. Reduce heat to a simmer while you prep everything else. 

Make sure your puff pastry is thawed and unfold it.

If you want, you can pinch the seams where the puff pastry was folded and roll it all with a rolling pin.

Cut the puff pastry sheet into four equal squares.

Scoop out about 3 tablespoons of meat from the pot with the meat and broth and place it in the center of two of the squares. Do not discard any leftover broth. 

Top the meat with a tablespoon or so of giardiniera.

Whisk an egg with a tablespoon of water to make an egg wash. Using your fingers or a brush, spread the egg wash liberally around the edges of the squares holding the meat/giardiniera. This egg wash will help the two pieces of puff pastry stick together.

Place the bottom squares on top of the meat/giardiniera. Using a fork, press the edges of the two pieces of puff pastry together and make sure to poke some holes with the fork at the very top of the sealed pastry. The holes on the top will let steam out so that hopefully you will not have any explosions in the oven

Transfer over each puff pastry pocket to a parchment-lined sheet pan or cookie pan. You might need a knife or spatula to lift these up and move them easily. Alternatively, do all of this on the parchment so you can move it easily.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 25 to 30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy. Serve any leftover broth on the side for dipping.

Have you made this recipe? Tag @beerinator and let him know!


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