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    1 hr 15 mins

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    MamaJ's Note:

    I found this on all recipes. It is a Somali recipe that is a lovely appetizer. It is often served during Ramadan. Shredded beef may be substituted for ground beef. Posted for ZWT4.

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    1. 1
      Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, leek and garlic, and cook, until the onions are tender.
    2. 2
      Add ground beef, and cook until about halfway done. Season with cumin, cardamom, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Mix well, and continue cooking until beef has browned.
    4. 4
      In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and water to make a thin paste.
    5. 5
      Using one wrapper at a time, fold into the shape of a cone.
    6. 6
      Fill the cone with the meat mixture, close the top, and seal with the paste. Repeat until wraps or filling are used up.
    7. 7
      Pour oil into a deep heavy pot to a depth of two to three inches.
    8. 8
      Heat to 365-375 degrees.
    9. 9
      There should be enough oil to submerge the wraps.
    10. 10
      Fry the sambusas a few at a time until golden brown.
    11. 11
      Drain on paper towels.
    12. 12
      Serve while hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 22, 2008


      Got a backyard thing going on today and this is one of the few appetizers I put out for my hungry crowd. I prepared the filling last evening and brought it to room temperature before putting the sambusas together. The last-minute frying while everybody's out having a good time I didn't like but the recipe I like! Made for ZWT4.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sambusa

    Serving Size: 1 (1534 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 145.9
    Calories from Fat 64
    Total Fat 7.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 27.2 mg
    Sodium 218.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 8.8 g

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