Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

Entry in RSC #9

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onions in oil until onions are transparent and then add garlic.
  2. Add ground beef and scramble fry until meat is cooked through.
  3. Drain tomatoes completely and then roughly chop whole tomatoes with kitchen scissors right in the can and then add to ground beef.
  4. Add lentils, water, vinegar, and spices.
  5. Turn heat to low and simmer until lentils are soft, about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Add tomato sauce and remove from heat.
  7. Stir in cheddar cheese and set aside.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Roll out puff pastry and slice in to four strips and then cut each into four pieces to make 16 pieces.
  10. Add 1-2 tablespoons of meat/lentil mixture to the middle of 8.
  11. squares.
  12. Top with remaining squares and seal edges by crimping with the tines of a fork to create the "pillow".
  13. Poke fork into the top of each pillow twice and place onto a greased baking sheet.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry.
  16. Serve warm.
  17. These pillows can be made ahead and frozen. To reheat, place frozen on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until heated through.
Most Helpful

We liked these a lot. The kids enjoyed them a lot. These make for a fun dinner & even better that they can be made ahead! Really nice flavor & not difficult to make. Good luck in the contest!

Elmotoo March 19, 2007

These is a fun way to get your chili. I added a lot more spice for our tastes; I also had to let the mixture cook for quite a while to get the lentils all cooked. The puff pastry "pillows" were a good idea and we all enjoyed them. Thanks for posting!

pattikay in L.A. March 18, 2007

it was ok, a little bland- i don't know what it's missing, but i think it's too much tomatoes... I liked it but I would step up the chili powder next time

Megan Krape March 17, 2007