POP Nutrition | Russian Savory Meat Purses

Hi guys,

The other day I did Mini Apple Pie Holiday Wonders my folks liked it so much they asked to make it with meat, so here is another new invention of mine: Russian Savory Meat Purses.

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Purses Crust Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 egg

Russian Savory Meat Purses Filling Ingredients:

  • 8 oz filet Mignon
  • 8 oz pork roast
  • 1 onion
  • 16 oz mushrooms your choice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Spices to taste: red pepper flakes, garlic and onion powder, marjoram, coriander, celery seed, mustard seed, paprika powder, lemon peel, turmeric
  • 3 tbsp grainy mustard

Purse Crust Cooking Steps:

  1. In a large bowl combine flour and salt.
  2. Add the softened but still pretty firm and cut up into small pieces.
  3. Add milk and mix until the dough can be molded into a ball.
  4. Roll out the dough, and cut out round pieces that will fit into the muffin maker plus enough to pinch and cover the apple on top. I had 15 circles. But make sure they are not too thin so the bottom does not fall of when ready.  I would say it is a corn tortilla thickness.
  5. Layer parchment or plastic wrap in between and place into the fridge for 1 hr so it settles.
  6. Take out and keep out for 15 min before using.

Russian Savory Meat Purses Filling Cooking Steps:

  1. Cook the meat. Reserve the stock, you can make really tasty mashed potatoes, with it and it is just heavenly with all the meat juices goodness making them x-tra tasty.
  2. Ground cooked meats and make sure it is chilled before proceeding.ground meat
  3. Heat up a skillet and saute chopped onion and mushrooms. I love portobello but you can have your pick, there are so many to choose from and all of them add a different dimension of flavor. onions shrooms parsley spices 2
  4. When done, mix ground meat with the sauteed onion and mushrooms. meat and onions with spices

Putting It All Together:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take the muffin baking sheet, spray with butter, and place the purses crust into each muffin mold.Russian Savory Meat Purses 2
  3. Place the meat filling on top of each crust.Russian Savory Meat Purses close up before baking
  4. Pinch the edges together to close.
  5. Chill Russian Savory Meat Purses for 15 min in the fridge.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolk.
  7. Brush the egg yolk over the top crust and sprinkle with rosemary.
  8. Bake for about 30-40 min. YammmmmRussian Savory Meat Purses baking
  9. Enjoy!Russian Savory Meat Purses 4

I had leftover meat mixture left and ate it over broccoli. Was delicious and healthy snack. ground meat over broccoli



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2 thoughts on “POP Nutrition | Russian Savory Meat Purses

    1. This was a holiday post so it has all the classic ingredients. But where there is a will there is a way. You can use crapes (brown rice flour, milk, eggs, and baking soda for the dough) and fill them up with the meat instead of the butter based dough.

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