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Chili Beef Samoosas

Chili Beef Samoosas are spicy, hot snacks and perfect to add to a savory platter. Also perfect for lunch and definitely an awesome game day snack !

Chili Beef Samoosas

I made SAMOOSAS !! First time in my life, and I grew up munching away on these delectable snacks. And, really, homemade Samoosas are so much better than store bought.

Not sure about the rest of the world but here in South-Africa, any Indian shop, store or restaurant would have samoosas on their shelves and menus. (Not limited to Indian stores though!).

If not ready to eat, you can always buy them frozen to make at home. Which is fine, usually, but I now do prefer making my own from scratch.

Chili Beef Samoosas

To be honest, after the first three I wanted to give up ! I am a very impatient person and when I could not get the hang of folding the pastry immediately, my blood pressure shot up miles high!

BUT, once I got the fold right, it was easy going. Remember to brush the pastry all over with water, before you start folding.

And follow the instructions (on folding) on the pack.

Chili Beef Samoosas

Now, the next part I am typing in bold because of personal experience: – if you are used to working with chilies – skip it, otherwise please take note:

Use plastic gloves when chopping chilies !!!! If you have sensitive hands, as I do, you will get CHILI BURN.

Go on – Google it, it is true and it is so painful. Washing my hands with Lemon Juice helped a little but the next day I still had a bit of burn.

Chili Beef Samoosas

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Chili Beef Samoosas

Yield: 60 Servings

Chili Beef Samoosas

Chili Beef Samoosas

Spicy, hot snacks and homemade Chili Beef Samoosas are perfect to add to a savory platter. Also perfect for lunch and definitely an awesome game day snack !

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 TB Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Red Chili, finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chili, finely chopped
  • 2 Curry Leaves, fresh, chopped finely
  • 1 t Ginger, crushed
  • 1 t Garlic, crushed
  • 2 t Garam Masala
  • 900 grams Lean Ground Beef ( 2 pounds )
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
  • 60 sheets Samoosa Pastry, defrosted
  • Oil for deep fry

Instructions

  1. Melt the Butter in a large pan – add the Onion, Chilies and Curry Leaves – saute until the Onions are soft – add the Ginger, Garlic and Garam Masala – fry for 1 minute
  2. Add the Ground Beef and cook until done and most of the moisture has evaporated – season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper – let the mixture cool for 30 minutes
  3. Place filling on the Samoosa Pastry and fold as per the instructions on the pack (remember to brush with water)
  4. Deep fry in batches until all is done (about 1 minute per batch)
  5. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels

Notes

Best served warm

Nutrition Information

Yield

60 Servings

Serving Size

1 Samoosa

Amount Per Serving Calories 361Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 60mgSodium 381mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 11g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Serve on it’s own or with a sweet chili sauce – I usually make a Sweet Chili Cream Cheese or buy a ready to eat sauce/dip.

Enjoy this little hot snack and if you so wish, add some more chilies !

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Susie @bowdabra

Friday 28th of December 2012

Thanks again for stopping by and leaving us your tasty recipe!

Happy New Year,Susie @Bowdabra

Stone Cottage Adventures

Wednesday 26th of December 2012

I've never had samoosas. They sound delicious! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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