Thursday, 4 September 2014

Minced Beef in Filo

A family favourite!

Minced Beef in Filo

for filling:
400g minced beef
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small knob of ginger, minced
a handful fresh coriander, chopped
a small pinch of sugar
salt and black pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a pan and gently sauté the onion, then add the lamb and brown all over, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Once the lamb is browned, stir in garlic, ginger and add 1/4 cup stock. Continue cooking over a medium to low heat for approx. 15 minutes until water has been absorbed, stir in coriander and season to taste.
With a slotted spoon, remove meat mixture and set aside to cool.

Place filo flat on a work surface.
Keep covered with a lightly damp tea towel while working to prevent it drying out.
Take 1 sheet of pastry and brush lightly with melted butter.
Top with another sheet and brush with butter.
Place beef filling along 1 long side of the pastry.
Roll pastry to enclose filling, then, coil the length of filo into a snail shape.
Place on a large oven tray, then brush with butter.
Repeat with remaining pastry, butter and filling.

 We love having them hot with a side of pickled sweet onion


  1. this was amazing, you should make it again (hint) love you x

    1. for you, baby, anytime!!!
      love you lots and lots and lots!!!

  2. Wah.. Elsa pandai beli jiwa mama dia eh. Nak ikut cara dia la...

    Emmm mama Muna, the minced beef in phyllo looks delicious. And you know I love you too... so can you make it for me...pwhleeeseeee *batting eyes*

    XOXO ( capital letters lagi!)

    1. Jiwa cheq memang sangat senang dibeli... buy one, get one free!
      tapi kalau nak lagi mujarab, masa batting eyes tu Ma kena pakai bulu mata pelesu saiz unta baru cheq akan consider! :)