Meat Friands recipe

  • Serves 4
  • Cooking time : 40-45 minutes
  • 380 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. Heat the sunflower oil over a moderate heat and brown the beef mince all over; roughly 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and seasoning and bring to a simmer.

Simmer for 15 minutes, then remove from the heat. Transfer to a mixing bowl, stir in the cheese and allow it to cool set over a bowl of iced water, stirring occasionally. Lay the pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut into 4 equal rectangles. 

Spoon the cooled filling evenly onto the bottom half of the pastry as you look at it. Spread into an even layer so that it reaches halfway up the pastry; leave a 1 inch border around the bottom edge and the sides.

Brush the border with the beaten egg, then fold the top half of the pastry over the filling and secure against the brushed pastry border. Transfer to the baking tray.

Make a few diagonal indentations in the top of the pastry and brush all over with the rest of the beaten egg. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and risen. Remove when ready and serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 200g Tesco Lighter ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 200g lean beef mince
  • 25ml sunflower oil
  • 200g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 50g Cheddar, cubed
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Energy 1595kj 380kcal 19%
  • Fat 23g 33%
  • Saturates 9g 45%
  • Sugars 2g 2%
  • Salt 0.1g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24.5g Protein 19.4g Fibre 1.6g


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