Fried Meat Sambousek Recipe

Serves: 12 person
Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes


for the dough:

3 cups plain flour or 420 g

1 tablespoon sugar

1½ teaspoons salt

½ cup butter or 110 g, softened

¾ cup water or 185 ml

for the stuffing:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 medium onions or 250 g, chopped

500 g minced lamb

2 cubes MAGGI Chicken Bouillon, crumbled

2 tablespoons pine seeds, toasted

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon seven spices

½ teaspoon dried mint

2 cups oil for deep frying


Place flour in a deep bowl, add sugar, salt, butter and mix well with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Gradually add little quantities of water and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. Cover with kitchen cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in saucepan and sauté onion for 2 minutes then add the minced lamb and fry for 5 minutes or until brown in color. Add the crumbled MAGGI Chicken cubes, toasted pine seeds, spices and dried mint. Stir for few seconds or until all are well combined then set aside to cool.

Roll the dough into around 3 millimeters thin pastry. Using a medium size cup or dough cutter, cut round pieces of the dough. Place 1 tablespoon of the stuffing in the center of each piece and seal the edges by twisting them or pressing with fork.

Deep-fry the sambousek in 190°C preheated oil for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown in color. Remove from oil and place in kitchen tissues to absorb excess oil then serve.

                                                                                                 Butheina Alnounou

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