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Beef Samosa Puffs



Learn how to make easy bake recipe for Beef Samosa Puffs in Kiano's Afri-Cali Kitchen. This version of a Kenyan delight is a flaky puff pastry filled with savory and flavorful minced beef. It’s snack heaven!


There are many versions of samosas all across the diaspora, but Kiano's take is inspired by her Kenyan roots with a twist. Traditionally the savory pastry is deep fried, but this no-fuss, easy baked recipe keeps things simple and delicious.


Pro tip: If you want to snack on a samosa anytime, just put aside a few unbaked in the freezer and bake whenever the cravings arise!


 

2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds, plus additional to garnish

1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds, plus additional to garnish

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium red onion, finely diced

4 green/spring onions, finely chopped

1 inch piece ginger, peeled and minced

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/2 cup frozen peas

1 pound ground beef (80/20)

1 jalapeño, finely chopped

a handful cilantro, chopped

juice of a lime (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)

2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted

sea salt flakes, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Toast seeds in a dry frying pan until fragrant then grind in a spice grinder

  3. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Once hot, add the ground beef. Use a spatula to break apart the meat and cook for 3 minutes. Add onion and cook until beef is brown and onion is translucent, about 4 minutes.

  4. Add the garlic, jalapeño, salt, pepper, coriander, cumin, and scallions to the meat. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the peas and cilantro, then cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the meat filling from the heat and let cool.

  5. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 9 squares. Fill with a spoonful of filling in the center and fold over into a triangle. Pinch together the edges with a fork.

  6. Place the folded samosa puffs on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops with egg wash and decorate the tops with a sprinkle of cumin & coriander seeds and sea salt flakes.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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