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Arab Beef Cigars Recipe


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Preparation time : 1 Hrs 0 Min

Cooking time : 50 Min

Level of difficulty : Medium

Arab Beef Cigars Recipe


4 servings

  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 pack of pastry (puff pastry or fyllo)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 200 gr melted butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 Kg ground beef or ground lamb


- Preheat oven to 300 F.

To make filling:

- Cook onion in the olive oil until soft. Add beef or lamb, crushing it with a fork. Add seasonings and spices. Cook 10-15 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon, until meat is well cooked and lump-free. Add parsley.

- Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl and pour over the meat. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring, until egg mixture sets to creamy consistency. Add more spices and seasonings, if desired. Allow the filling to cool.

To make cigars:

- Cut each sheet of filo pastry into three equal-sized rectangles. Place one on top of the other and cover with a damp dish towel. Brush one of the rectangles lightly with melted butter.

- Place a teaspoon of filling along one of the short edges. Tuck the edge and ends of pastry around the filling, and roll into a cigar shape. Repeat with other rectangles.

- Place cigars side by side on a greased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and bake for 25-30 minutes until the cigars are golden. Serve hot.

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