We asked ourselves which snacks we can prepare when friends come to visit.
Since you have known each other for years, something new has to be on the table from time to time. Muffins are recommended. But it should be something new. My husband is an old garlic fan and that’s how the idea of Bolognese came up.
Ragu alla bolognese is a minced meat sauce that is mainly combined with pasta. It comes from Bologna in northern Italy and from there began its triumphal procession around the world. This sauce, loved by everyone, does not necessarily have to be served with pasta. A great dish can also be combined in many ways.
This resulted in the recipe that I would like to present to you today.
Muffins a la Bolognese
- 1 pack puff pastry (frozen, 12 sheets)
- 200 g minced meat (beef, pork or mixed)
- 1 onion
- ½ bell pepper (red)
- 2-3 to matoes
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp vegetable broth
- 1 splash of lemon juice
- 1 pinch of sugar
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (marjoram, oregano etc)
- who likes
- 80 g Gouda cheese (grated)
- Heat a pan and sear the ground beef, season with salt, pepper and vegetable stock, remove from the pan and set aside.
- Fry the finely chopped onion and the diced paprika in the fried fat from the meat, adding a little oil if necessary.
- Add the finely chopped garlic cloves and finely chopped tomatoes and sauté briefly.
- Then add the remaining spices, sugar and lemon juice and stir.
- Add the herbs, stir and return the ground beef to the pan.
- Allow the Bolognese liquid to boil away. In contrast to the bolognese for spaghetti with liquid, this should be relatively dry because it still has to be baked. Taste and chill.
- Grease a muffin tin lightly and place a sheet of puff pastry in each cavity.
- Pour in the minced meat mixture evenly. This mass should be relatively cold, otherwise the dough sheets will dissolve.
- Seal the 4 corners of the puff pastry sheets by pressing them together and sprinkle with some cheese.
- Place the muffins in the oven preheated to 200°C (180°C fan oven) and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the finished muffins from the mold and serve.
You serve a Bolognese, wrapped in crispy puff pastry, reminiscent of the last holiday in Italy.
If the guests should come a little later, no problem, the muffins can be prepared in advance. You should only save them from a hungry man. 😉
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