Curried Vermont Beef Filling

Source: Adapted from The Vegetarian Times
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 hour


Use this filling recipe with the Vermont Cream Cheese Pastry to create Vermont Meat Turnovers.


1 tablespoon
sunflower oil
3 cloves
1 pound
beef (ground)
2 teaspoons
curry powder
2 teaspoons
chili powder
1 teaspoon
oregano (dried)
1 teaspoon
thyme (dried)
1/2 teaspoon
allspice (ground)
1/2 cup
green onions


Use as a filling with the recipe for Vermont Cream Cheese Pastry and Vermont Meat Turnovers.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté until soft and golden. Stir in garlic, and cook 30 seconds. Add ground beef, curry powder, chili powder, oregano, thyme, salt to taste, and allspice, if desired. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until beef is cooked, about 10-15 minutes. If beef mixture dries out, add a couple of tablespoons of water to moisten again. Stir in green onions and allow mixture to cool enough to handle.

Fill pastries with meat filling. If there is extra meat filling, place in a small baking dish and heat alongside pastries; serve on the side. Assemble and bake according to instructions on pastry recipe.