Flaky, soft, spicy and delicious. You will love these spicy beef puff pastries - pastelitos de carne. They can be made ahead and frozen prior to baking. Enjoy any time of day. Perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee or as a mid afternoon snack.
Preheat oven to 400'F.
In a non-stick skillet heat oil on medium. Sauté onions, and garlic until translucent.
Stir in the meat and break down into small pieces. Sprinkle in salt, cayenne, chili powder, cumin, and nutmeg.
Continue to cook until meat is thoroughly cooked. Stir in the tomato paste and blend well.
Finally stir in the cilantro. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface. Using a 3" biscuit cutter cut circles. You will end up with 9 circles per sheet.
Place a heaping teaspoon of meat in the center of 9 of the circles. Using a pastry brush , brush egg wash around the perimeter of each circle.
Place the empty round on top, and using the tines of a fork press the edges firmly together.
Brush top with egg wash, and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.