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Pastelitos de Carne (Puff Pastry with Meat Filling) served with a side of hot sauce and cherry peppers on a large white platter.
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Pastelitos de Carne (Puff Pastry with Meat Filling)

Pastelitos de Carne are delicious flaky buttery puff pastry meat pies filled with a savory and hyper tasty Carne Molida (Puerto Rican Picadillo) and baked to golden perfection.  Serve with a side of hot sauce and hot peppers if you like.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Puff Pastry Meat Patties
Servings: 6 makes 12 meat patties
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


Carne Molida (Puerto Rican Picadillo)

  • carne molida follow link for full recipe

Puff Pastry Dough

  • 2 sheets puff pastry dough
  • 1 egg whisked


  • hot sauce
  • hot peppers


Carne Molida (Puerto Rican Picadillo)

  • Follow recipe instructions from my carne molida post.
    Let meat cool.
    Note: Although my carne molida recipe calls for potatoes and sofrito, these two can be excluded from the carne molida you make for this dish.  You will still end up with delicious picadillo.

Puff Pastry Dough

  • Unfold puff pastry sheet and with a rolling pin roll out to an 1/8 of thinness.Then using a biscuit cutter or cup, cut circles.
    Brush circles with egg wash.
  • Add a tablespoon or more to center of circles.Top with another circle and press down with your fingers all around circle.
    Brush the tops with egg wash again.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.Serve with hot sauce and hot peppers.  Enjoy!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2.1mg