Fried Pastel with 2 ingredients

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Fried Pastel With 2 ingredients. Deep-fried pastel, a delightful treat enjoyed in many parts of the world, particularly in Brazil, where it goes simply by the name “pastel”. It’s a thin, crispy pastry filled with an array of ingredients such as ground beef, cheese, shredded chicken, shrimp, hearts of palm, among others. After being filled, the pastries are fried in hot oil until golden and crispy.

Furthermore, fried pastel has gained prominence as part of Brazilian street food, being a quick and flavorful option for those seeking a practical and tasty meal.

Fried Pastel with 2 ingredients

Course: RecipesCuisine: BrazilianDifficulty: Easy


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  • Dough:
  • 2 boxes of cream cheese (200g each)

  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

  • Salt to taste

  • Ground Beef Filling:
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1/4 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 350g ground beef

  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika

  • Ground pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 1/2 tomato, diced

  • 1/4 bell pepper, diced

  • Olives to taste

  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste

  • Parsley to taste

  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Dough Preparation:
  • In a large bowl, mix the all-purpose flour and salt.
  • Add the cream cheese and mix well.
  • Gradually add the vegetable oil, kneading until a homogeneous and smooth dough forms.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Ground Beef Filling Preparation:
  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • SautĂ© the chopped onion and minced garlic until golden and aromatic.
  • Add the ground beef and cook until fully browned.
  • Add the diced tomato and bell pepper, stirring well.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and parsley to taste.
  • Cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables are tender and the flavors are well incorporated.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Assembling the Pastels:
  • Divide the dough into small portions and roll out each portion on a floured surface, forming thin discs.
  • Place a portion of the ground beef filling in the center of each dough disc.
  • Fold the dough in half and press the edges with a fork to seal the pastels.
  • Frying the Pastels:
  • In a deep pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot (around 180°C), add the pastels, a few at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry the pastels until golden and crispy, turning them occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove the fried pastels with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • Serving the Pastels:
  • Serve the hot fried pastels with your choice of dipping sauces, such as hot sauce, vinaigrette, or seasoned mayonnaise.

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Written by Santana

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