Chimichurri Beef Puff Pastry & Salad Skewers


‘Life is too short to eat bad food’

20160523_184008785_iOSITS HERE….couldn’t wait to get to the post office this morning to pick up the Amazon box containing my new book ‘The Flavor Bible’ by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.

I  hurried home and have been sitting outside reading for most of the afternoon. Its windy and the scent of freshly cut grass is blowing from the neighbors house. So relaxing.

Sometimes I just draw a complete blank when trying to plan a meal and this book is definitely a great tool for those occasions. I believe it will strengthen my creativity in the kitchen so I am looking forward to reading and learning more.  Cheese and crackers for lunch because I couldn’t put it down. 🙂 Eventually I had to stop reading or we would be having cheese and crackers again for dinner.

20160523_174923698_iOSToday I made these salad skewers as a side for our Chimichurri Beef Pastry Puff. Salad without lettuce is still a salad – truth be told I would rather have just the vegetables anyway. The cucumber was from my sisters garden and it is so crunchy (taste test) and hardly any seeds.  For these skewers I added Olives, tomato, cucumber and purple cabbage because I wanted them extra colorful.:)

The Chimichurri Beef Pastry Puff is an idea I have contemplated for a while. I kept waffling back and forth about what I was going to include in it. Finally ai decided on ground beef, corn, tomato, jalapeno (always)  and mozzarella.

For the Chimichurri Beef Pastry Puff

  • 1 cup ground beef, drained and patted dry
  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chimichurri seasoning
  • cooking spray
  • egg white

What To Do

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Line a baking tray with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray
  • Unfold the puff pastry and roll or press out the creases
  • Mix the beef, vegetables and spices and spread onto middle of puff pastry leaving enough edge to seal
  • Fold the dough over the beef, press edges to seal and tuck ends underneath
  • Cut a few slits in the top of the pastry for ventilation
  • Whisk one egg white  in a small bowl and brush top of the pastry
  • Bake for 20 minutes.  Watch closely and cover is needed to avoid overbrowning.

Have a great day! 🙂

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