“I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time.”
The Recipe Redux and Cabot Creamery have teamed up to challenge Recipe Redux participants to make healthier appetizers and finger foods. I love Cabot Creamery Cheese. I recommend the brand and purchase it for our family frequently. I especially love their lower fat cheeses.
As part of this challenge Cabot sent me a variety of their cheddar cheeses. I get so excited when samples come to my door. Super Bowl weekend is almost here. What a perfect time to experiment with appetizers and finger foods!
In Philadelphia Cheese Steak sandwiches are pretty popular, to say the least. Cheese Steak sandwiches though are pretty big and full of calories and fat. I decided to make a smaller version of the cheese steak perfect for a Super Bowl party. Even though the Eagles did not make it we will still be watching the big game.
Puffed pastry provides a great way to enclose the cheese steak filling. I made two versions, one with onion and one without. My husband and I eat onions, but my son does not. Tyler gave me his approval of the recipe by telling me that they were delicious!
The filling ingredients can be made ahead of time. That is what I did. I assembled the bites right before we were ready to eat them. You do want to warm up the meat and onion a bit before assembling them. You don't want the ingredients to be cold in the center.
- 1 packaged of frozen puffed pastry defrosted according to package directions
- 8 ounces of top sirloin beef cut paper thin cooked and shredded
- 1 cup caramelized onion
- 1 cup shredded Cabot's Alpine CheddarCheese
- 1 egg white
- 1 Tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut our 4 inch circles from puffed pastry sheets (about 18)
- Place a tablespoon of each: beef, onion, and cheese in the center of each circle.
- Gently fold circle in half into a half moon shape, making sure that filling does not fall out.
- Use a fork dipped in flour to press down the edges.
- Place bites onto a baking sheet.
- Brush with egg wash (1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon of water)
- Place baking sheet into oven and bake bites for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve warm.