Tuesday is usually my favourite day of the week, for two reasons… One being Pretty Little Liars is on & two, I like to indulge in tacos! Sadly, PLL is coming to an end, with the final episode airing tonight. While I am happy to finally see it all come together, and find out who’s behind all the games, unfortunately now Tuesdays will be a little less exciting. Last week I was thinking about having a delicious taco dinner, in celebration of this last episode, but it struck me… it’s the series finale, which means my eyes are going to be glued to the TV for the full hour. Let’s be serious here, I’m definitely not going to be trying to put a taco together while watching the best show come to an end. So, just like that Taco Puffs seemed like the best option!
Not only delicious, but the right size to grab and eat with one hand, & you won’t have everything falling all over the place. I opted to pair mine with some sour cream and salsa, which you can dip right into. You could dip these into some fresh guacamole as well.
Prep time: 25 mins – Bake time: 20 mins – Makes: 8 Puffs
- Ground Beef
- Taco Seasoning
- Red Pepper
- 1 Can of Corn
- 2 Small Diced Onion
- 1 Box of Puff Pastry
- 1 Egg
- Cheese (Optional)
Let’s Get Started
- Set the puff pastry out to thaw at room temperature. Be sure to read the directions on your package, as some brands vary. (I left mine out for 2 hours, which was perfect to work with).
- Set your oven to 350 degrees to preheat, and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- On medium heat, sauté the onions in 1 tbsp of olive oil, and then slowly add in the ground beef to the skillet.
- Once the beef is cooked, add in the red peppers and corn.
- Add the taco seasoning according to the directions provided. Set the taco mix to the side.
- Unroll the puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface, and cut into rectangles. (The size doesn’t matter, you can make them as big or as little).
- Fill one rectangle with the taco mix (down the middle), close off with another rectangle of pastry, making sure to push the sides together to form a seal.
- Transfer all the taco puffs to the lined baking tray, and use a fork to seal the edges, also making sure to poke a few holes in the top to let the steam out. Lightly brush with the egg wash, before putting the puffs in the oven.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Give them a few minutes to cool, before enjoying!
* If you choose to add shredded cheese, add it right over the beef, before you seal with the other rectangle piece of pastry.
I hope you try this take on tacos, and let me know what you think! Also, if you’re a PLL fan like me, any guess on who’s A.D?