Bite-Sized Mummies (Curried Beef Wraps) with Pineapple Dipping Sauce Bite-Sized Mummies (Curried Beef Wraps) with Pineapple Dipping Sauce

Image: Yvonne Duivenvoorden | Food Styling: Claire Stancer | Props Styling: Oksana Slavutych

These mummies are none other than phyllo-wrapped beef with a hint of curry.

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2006




Line 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
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Bite-Sized Mummies (Curried Beef Wraps) with Pineapple Dipping Sauce