In Portugal we use to buy this cakes at the bakery, but here in the US we make our own. They taste exactly the same, and make a wonderful snack and appetizer.
medium diced onion
cloves of minced garlic
of fresh lemon juice
of extra lean ground beef
of extra virgin olive oil
of sea salt
1 package of puff pastry sheets thawed (we like Pepperidge Farm -- you can find it on the frozen food section)
cilantro (as much as you like)
In This Recipe
In a large skillet (medium heat), put the olive oil, onion, garlic. Let it cook until the onion is golden and soft. Add the beef, salt and pepper and let it fry for a few minutes in high-medium heat. As soon as the beef loses its pink/red color, add the lemon juice and bring the heat to a medium-low. Leave it cooking, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. Let the meat cool off.
Next, take the puff pastry sheets and cut them into rectangle-shaped pieces (each sheet can be cut into 4-5 rectangles). Put a teaspoon-full of the meat on one of the sides of the the rectangle. Then take the other side and fold it over. This makes one tiny cake. Keep doing making the cakes until you run out of pastry.
Put the cakes in the oven for the amount of time it says on the puff pastry package (12-17 minutes).