Image credit: John Kirkwood via YouTube
This delicious steak-filled goodness by John Kirkwood on YouTube is something that you should definitely try because it’s so tasty that you won’t be able to stop eating it! This is super easy and simple to prepare, plus, this is definitely something that even picky eaters would definitely love. The crust is incredibly crunchy while the inside is oozing with piping hot steak filling, you can serve and eat this any time of the day and any time that you want.
*or use ready-made/ store-bought puff pastry sheets
Cut the beef into ½ inch cubes, then finely chop the onion, and set them aside. Place a pan on a stove over medium heat, then add the oil, and let it heat up. Once hot, add the onion, then toss and saute until softened, add the beef, and continue to toss and cook them until nice and brown. Add the beef stock, then allow them to simmer before seasoning them with salt and pepper, and then add the Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves as well.
Place the lid on the pan, then turn the heat to low, and allow it to simmer for about 1½ to 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Once the meat is tender and done cooking, add the gravy granules, then mix them all together until combined, and allow the sauce to thicken. Turn off the heat, then remove the pan from the stove, and allow the filling to cool down completely. Prepare the puff pastry as instructed in this video tutorial, then roll it out into a rectangle at about 4mm thick, and cut them out into 4 sheets evenly.
Lay each puff pastry sheet on a slightly larger piece of parchment paper dusted with flour, then stack them together, and place them in the refrigerator. Take one sheet at a time, then fill one side of the puff pastry with the steak filling making sure to leave some space around the edges, and brush some egg wash on the exposed parts of the pastry before folding it over. Seal the edges using a fork, then continue the process with the rest of the pastries and fillings.
Preheat your oven to 170° or 340°F at this point, then lift the filled pastries by the parchment paper, and transfer them to a baking tray. Brush their top with a generous amount of egg wash, then cut 3 small openings at the top of each one, and place them in the preheated oven. Allow them to bake for about 50 minutes, then remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool down or serve immediately. Enjoy!
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