Before all the sweets arrive for Valentine's day, its awesome to also have a hearty snack in style! Heart-shaped puff pastry packages are exactly that, mmm!
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Made by Véronique
Published at 2016-02-09, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 40 minutes.
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Updated at: 07-05-2021
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Remove the bell peppers seeds and chop the bell peppers in cubes as fine as you can otherwise, they won't fit in the small heart-shaped puff pastry packages. The same goes for the rest of the ingredients!
If you prefer, you can add a few kidney beans for extra flavour. Simply roughly chop them. Finely chop the garlic clove and spring onions. Heat olive oil in the medium-sized skillet.
Saute the chopped bell peppers and garlic for 2 minutes. Add the minced meat and try to remove all the lumps. After another 3 to 4 minutes, add the tomato paste and saute a few minutes more.
Season with pepper and salt. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped spring onions, juice of half a lime and kidney beans. Let the filling cool off. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Lightly dust your work surface with flour and place the puff pastry squares on top. Also, dust a bit of flour on top of the pastry to prevent the rolling-pin from sticking.
Now lightly roll out the puff pastry so you'll end up with a less thick rectangle instead of a square. Repeat for the other sheets. Now get your heart-shaped cutter and cut out as much hearts as possible.
Or any other shape you prefer of course. Divide a little bit of the (cooled off) filling onto half of the hearts. Use a bit of water to stick a second heart on top of the filling, use a fork to close the hearts all around.
Use the fork again to beat the egg and then use a silicone kitchen brush to coat the puff pastry packages. Finish them off by adding a bit of grated cheese on top.
Bake the pastries golden brown in about 20 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce if you like. Enjoy!