Chorizo Bean Pastry

Filo Chorizo Bean Pastry

Spiced Chorizo Bean Pies And Triangles

We are using chili, lime, chorizo but not to make the famous empanada but rather a filo pastry. 

You can build them in a rectangular parcel shape or like the Latin American empanada triangle - we will show you how to make both - see our video for a filo triangle folding demonstration.

You can also use this filling in our bread bacon and egg mini quiches!

Plus learn how to handle this great pastry called "filo" or "phyllo" the like and flakey pastry filled with chorizo sausage, beans (butter bean, black bean - your choice).

With the spicy Mexican chorizo and cilantro you can make delicious Mexican Food at Home easily.

Prepare your vegetables: Peel and par boil 1 potato and set aside to cool. Dice 1 tomato and remove the seeds - as they will make the mix too wet. If you have a kaffir lime leaf - devein and thinly slice - this does give a great flavor. Zest the lime or lemon. Finely diced the chili. Grate some cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)

Slice Mexican Chorizo Sausage
Slice Mexican Chorizo Sausage

Meat: First carefully slice the sausage in half. Then slice the chorizo sausage into about 1/4 inch slices

Mix Filo Ingredients
Mix Filo Ingredients

Mix: Place all these in a large bowl and squeeze in the lemon or lime juice. Gently mix with your hands to evenly distribute the cheese and other ingredients.

Filo: Keep the filo in the fridge until you want to use it. Open the packet and lay it out flat and cover with a slightly damp tea towel. Take one sheet and lay it flat and take your melted butter and with a brush paint the sheet.

Then repeat this for two more sheets - and then put on your filling - about 3 tablespoons and gently roll up and seal with butter - see our video on exactly how to roll the filo pastry sheet. Our video also covers how to fold in a triangular way - and for that, you only need two filo pastry sheets.

Egg Wash: beat one egg with a fork till well mixed and with your brush generously put the egg wash on top of the phyllo parcels. Top with pumpkin and fennel seeds.

Top Filo Pastry Triangles With Pumpkin Seeds
Top Filo Pastry Triangles With Pumpkin Seeds

Baking: Set your oven to 320F or 106C and bake for 20 minutes (check after 15 minutes the pie crust is not ready) You can then serve your chorizo puff!.

Filo Triangle Parcels Baked
Filo Triangle Parcels Baked

 

Chorizo Bean Pastry

Chorizo Bean Pastry Recipe - How To Make Parcels and Triaangles With Filo
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chorizo bean Pastry - Filo Parcels
Servings: 4
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Rose
Cost: $8

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cured chorizo sausages 200g, halved, sliced thinly (can be Mexican chorizo or Spanish chorizo)
  • 3 chili - diced not hot ones
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 kaffir lime regular lemon or lime juice ok
  • 14 oz can of beans rinsed, drained (can be pinto beans, black bean, we used a four bean mix)
  • ¼ pound packet fillo pastry phyllo pastry - 18 sheets
  • 3 oz 60 g butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 1 potato par boiled

Instructions

  • Prepare your vegetables
    : Peel and par boil 1 potato and set aside to cool. Dice 1 tomato and remove the seeds - as they will make the mix too wet. If you have a kaffir lime leaf - devein and thinly slice - this does give a great flavor. Zest the lime or lemon. Finely diced the chili. Grate some cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)
  • Meat: First carefully slice the sausage in half. Then slice the chorizo sausage into about 1/4 inch slices
  • Mix: Place all these in a large bowl and squeeze in the lemon or lime juice. Gently mix with your hands to evenly distribute the cheese and other ingredients.
  • Filo: Keep the filo in the fridge until you want to use it. Open the packet and lay it out flat and cover with a slightly damp tea towel. Take one sheet and lay it flat and take your melted butter and with a brush paint the sheet. Then repeat this for two more sheets - and then put on your filling - about 3 tablespoons and gently roll up and seal with butter - see out video on exactly how to roll the filo pastry sheet. Our video also covers how to fold in a triangular way - and for that, you only need two filo pastry sheets.
  • Egg Wash: beat one egg with a fork till well mixed and with your brush generously put the egg wash on top of the phyllo parcels. Top with pumpkin and fennel seeds.
  • Baking: Set your oven to 320F or 106C and bake for 20 minutes (check after 15 minutes the pie crust is not ready) You can then serve your chorizo puff!.

Notes

These can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1570mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 804IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5mg

What ingredients can I use to make a Filo puff pastry pie?

Instead of potatoes, you can use sweet potato or roasted butternut squash. Smoked paprika can also be used to bring a more smoky flavor. If you like a tart tastes then serve with a little bit of sour cream on the side. Garlic and onion are of course classics that also can be added - just diced then very fine and sweet them first.

How many layers of filo pastry do I need for pie?

For a large pie, you need 3 layers of filo pastry, and for a smaller pie you only need 2

How do you make filo pastry Brown?

To make filo pastry brown use egg wash - make an egg wash by whisking 1 egg with a fork and use a brush to apply to the top of the filo.

How do you make a filo triangle?

Fold 2 filo sheets in half and fold on top of each other to form a triangle - see our video to watch how to do it -

How do you fold a samosa? - same way as the filo folding method - see our video,

How do you stick Filo Pastry together?

Stick filo pastry together with melted butter, brush the butter on.

What Can I use instead of Spicy Chorizo to make a Filo Bean pastry?

Chicken is a great alternative - but you should roast the breast first.

Can you make Filo Parcels in advance?

Phyllo pastry is can easily be prepared in advance by covering and refrigerating.

Do you egg wash Filo Pastry?

Yes, that will make the pastry look nice and brown when you bake them.

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