Pinwheels are great finger food for parties and these curry beef pinwheels are super easy to make and loaded with flavors.
These pinwheels are great because they are super easy to make and only require a few ingredients…they can be served as an appetizer, snacks or even as a side for soup or salad. They are at their best when warm…but still good at room temperature.
– Can I make them ahead?
Absolutely, you can bake them and freeze and refresh in the oven before serving or even freeze the pinwheels before baking and pop them in the oven when it is time to serve.
– Can I fill the pinwheels with other kind of meat?
Yes, please feel free to use your imagination, just make sure to you add a sort of binding ingredients when making the Swiss roll so the meat does not crumble off the wheels. I used a bit of cheddar cheese.
– Should we head to the recipe?
- 1 package of ready-made puff pastry
- 1 lb of lean ground meat
- 2-3 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Curry powder to taste
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper
- 50 to 100 g grated Cheddar cheese
- 1 egg slightly beaten
Heat olive oil in a frying pan or wok under medium heat, sauté the onion and garlic for a couple of minutes until fragrant and slightly golden brown.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
Stir fry the ground beef in the same pan, add salt, pepper and curry powder to your taste until golden brown.
Add the mixture of onion and garlic back to the ground beef and mix gently.
Remove from the heat and let it cool down.
While the curry beef is cooling preheat oven to 400oF and line a baking sheet with silicone mat of parchment paper.
Open the puff pastry sheets and carefully roll out
Divide the meat into two portions and spread the meat over the pastry, leaving approximately 1 inch at one of the shorter border. Sprinkle on the grated cheese and firmly and tightly roll the pastry like a Swiss roll.
Place the Swiss roll in the freezer for approximately 10 minutes.
Remove the roll from the freezer and slice it using a sharp knife.
Place the pinwheels on the baking trays, spacing them apart and brush the top of each one with the beaten egg.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
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Did you know that curry is a mix of many spices? Mainly a combination of cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric and chilies. Curry is used in many Indian, Malaysian, Thai…and many other Southeast Asian cuisines. It can be used as dry powder or added to stews with all kind of meat, chicken and vegetarian dishes.
The boys would go wild over this recipe. Super happy to hear they freeze well too. Might make a double batch this week. One for now and one for later.
My whole family loves curry so these would be really popular. And so unique–now I wish I were giving a party soon!
The pinwheels look so good and absolutely amazing for entertaining. Since we do not eat beef, I would probably swap it with some paneer and spinach. You think that would work?
I love what you can do with puff pastry. What a delicious appetizer!
What a wonderful appetizer! I love when recipes taste AND look amazing!
Isn’t it wonderful how puff pastry and can quickly turn a few ingredients into a beautiful appetizer? Your curry beef pinwheels sound delicious, Juliana!
Looks absolutely wonderful Juliana!
Juliana, that’s some tasty looking pinwheels. I like the curry idea and shall give these a try the next time my British BIL is over for our monthly Saturday football (soccer) match TV night. Thanks for sharing.
These pinwheels look terrific! And I love curry, so they’re perfect for me. Thanks!
Woo hoo! They look and sound great, Juliana! Perfect for the Super Bowl party Sunday! They disappear quickly for sure! Thanks for the recipe!
They look super and would be a hit in our house!
These are so pretty! I bet the disappear in no time at parties.