Beef Samosas

Beef Samosas

Homemade mince meat and multiple spices loaded with flavors oven-cooked, not fried to reduce calories.

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Cooking Time2 hours215kcalDifficulty:Hard

Ingredients

  • 1Large potato (boiled and cut in pieces warm)
  • 0.75 cupPeas (cooked and warm)
  • 2 tbspOil
  • 0.5 tspCumin seeds
  • 1Bay leaf
  • 2Onions
  • 1 lbGround beef
  • 3Peeled cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbspFresh ginger root [grated]
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tspCumin powder
  • 1 tspGround coriander
  • 1 tspGround turmeric
  • 1 tspChili powder
  • 1 tspGround cinnamon
  • 0.5 tspGround cardamom
  • 1 bunchFresh cilantro
  • 2 ozMelted butter
  • 1 lbPhyllo dough
  • 200 gApricot [or peach chutney]

Steps

STEP 1

Mash the potatoes and peas together and set aside. 

STEP 2

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. 

STEP 3

Add the cumin seeds and bay leaf. Cook until they turn slightly golden brown. 

STEP 4

Mix onions and ground meat in a bowl.

STEP 5

Add to pan and cook for 5 mins until the ground beef changes color and the onions are soft.

STEP 6

Add garlic, fresh ginger root, black pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir in the mashed potato mixture. 

STEP 7

Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator until cool. Add chopped cilantro. 

STEP 8

Cut the phyllo pastry into strips 4 cm wide, 40 cm long. Work with 2 or 3 strips at a time and leave the rest covered with a kitchen towel. 

STEP 9

Paint each strip with melted butter.

STEP 10

Place approx. 1 tbsp of the mixture onto each phyllo strip.

STEP 11

Fold strips into triangles, pressing edges together with moistened fingers. 

STEP 12

Put on an oven tray and cook in a medium high oven 180° C until crisp and golden. 

STEP 13

Serve with the apricot chutney.