These mummies are none other than phyllo-wrapped beef with a hint of curry.
- Portion size 40 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2006
- 10 sheets phyllo pastry
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup Pineapple Dipping Sauce
- 8 oz lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion finely diced
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon mild curry paste
- 2 teaspoons minced gingerroot
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup sodium-reduced beef stock
- 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup toasted ground almonds
MethodLine rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or grease; set aside.
Filling: In skillet, fry beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Drain off fat.
Add oil, onion, garlic, curry paste, ginger, cumin, salt and pepper; fry until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in stock; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until about half of the liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bread crumbs and almonds. Let cool for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate, uncovered, until cold; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Place 1 sheet of the phyllo on work surface, covering remainder with damp tea towel to prevent drying out. From long side, cut crosswise into 4 strips; brush lightly with butter. Spoon scant 1 tbsp (15 mL) filling into log about 1/2 inch (1 cm) from end and sides of strip. Fold sides over filling; fold over end and roll up. Brush lightly with butter. Place on prepared pan. Repeat with remaining phyllo. (Make-ahead: Freeze in single layer. Layer with waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks; bake frozen, adding 5 minutes to baking time.)
Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm with Pineapple Dipping Sauce.
Nutritional facts Per piece: about
- Sodium 81 mg
- Protein 2 g
- Calories 68.0
- Total fat 4 g
- Cholesterol 7 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 7 g
- Iron 3.0
- Folate 3.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 1.0