Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ground Beef Sambusa/Sambuse

This is a yummy recipe that is usually served during Ramadan. It can be made many different ways with different ingredients, here is my recipe.

Cook time about 10 minutes plus stuffing and frying

Makes about 14-16 Large Sambusa

1 1/2 Cups of Ground Beef

1/4 Onion (chopped)

1 Teaspoon of crushed Garlic

1 Tablespoon of crushed Cilantro

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

1 Teaspoon of Cumin Powder

1/4 Teaspoon of Chili Powder

Ingredients for the paste to seal the wrappers

2 Tablespoons of All Purpose Flour

2 1/2 Tablespoons of Water

Add a small amount of oil to a pan, turn on medium high. Once oil is hot add the onion and garlic, fry until onions are tender. Add ground beef, cumin, cilantro and salt. Fry until the meat is cooked and all the liquid is dried up (ground beef can give off water when cooked). Add the chili powder and stir well. Make sure the beef is small and fine.

For the paste mix the flour and water and stir until smooth.

Stuff wrappers and fry until golden brown. You can also use tortilla shells instead of homemade wrappers. These can be re-warmed in the oven. Set the oven on 350 degrees and place the sambusa directly on the oven rack and cook for 5-8 minutes. This helps keep the sambusa crispy and non-greasy.

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