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Quick Brisket Puffs

James Carrier
Yield Makes about 24 puffs
Top tender cooked beef brisket with onion chutney, wrap in a square of puff pastry, and bake until the pastry is golden brown. These mini-sandwiches are perfect for a holiday buffet.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces cooked beef brisket or chuck (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 sheet of thawed frozen puff pastry dough (half of a 17.3-oz. package)
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared onion chutney (per square)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (per square)
  • salt
  • pepper

How to Make It

  1. Shred about 10 ounces cooked beef brisket or chuck (about 2 cups). Beat 1 large egg with 1 tablespoon water to blend.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, with a floured rolling pin, roll 1 sheet of thawed frozen puff pastry dough (half of a 3-oz. package) into a 1/16-inch-thick rectangle. Cut into 3-inch squares.

  3. Mound about 1 tablespoon brisket in center of each square. Top with 1/2 teaspoon prepared onion chutney and 1/8 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Pull corners of pastry over filling and overlap; brush tops with beaten egg to seal. Set on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining sheet of puff pastry to roll out, cut, fill, and seal more puffs. Set on another baking sheet.

  5. Bake in a 375° oven until golden brown, 16 to 19 minutes. Serve warm.