Beef, Goat's Cheese and Onion Tarts
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- 3 onions, finely sliced
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 250g Prime Beef Mince
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp dried tarragon
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 125g goat’s cheese or feta
- 1 tbsp fresh chives
- 2 sheets flaky pastry
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- Caramelise your onions first. In a frypan with a tiny splash of oil, stir onions together with salt for around 30 minutes, over a gentle heat. The onions will soften and change colour. Never turn up the heat as you'll burn them! Add sugar and vinegar and stir gently as the onions finish their caramelisation. They're perfect when they are a dark brown glossy colour. Set aside. (If you plan to use them later, store in a covered container in the fridge)
- While dealing with the onions, in a separate pan heat a splash of oil, and gently fry garlic until fragrant. Then add minced beef. Brown the beef and then add the herbs, stirring through thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste and then remove from the heat.
- Whip the cheese and chives together into a paste.
- Heat the oven to 180C, and grease a muffin tray. Cut pastry cases and place into your muffin tray. Spoon a little cheese mixture into each pastry case. Sprinkle the meat mixture over the cheese and then top with a generous dollop of caramelised onions.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden around the edges.
- Serve on their own or with a green side salad and tomato sauce or fresh chutney