Easy Ground Beef Roll

"This is a great recipe that I use often. The kids love it. The ground beef is rolled in a lovely dough. When baked, the dough has a light sconey texture to it. A 'must try' when you are tired of all the stock-standard ground beef options."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • FOR FILLING: Heat oil and fry bround beef until color changes. Add onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes. Season with salt, pepper and parsley.
  • Add chutney and leave to cool slightly.
  • FOR DOUGH: Sift flour, salt and sugar. Rub in margarine or butter and add cheese.
  • Beat egg and milk, add dry ingredients, and mix to a soft dough.
  • Roll out into into a 20cm x 30cm rectangle. Spoon meat evenly onto dough, roll up like a swiss roll and place on a greased baking tray. Make a few incisions in the roll and brush with beaten egg or milk.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C or 350F for 40-50 minutes or until browned.
  • TIP: If you wish, you could slice the roll before cooking and freeze the slices. Cook when needed.

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  1. For Americans: 2 tbsp oil, 1 lb beef, 2 tbsp parsley, 3/4-1 cup chutney, 2 cup plus 1 tbsp flour (9.75 ounces), 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp butter, 1/2-3/4 cup cheese, 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp milk<br/><br/>I'll review after I make it.
  2. This tastes good and I was happy to use up some leftover ground beef in a new recipe. I didn't have chutney, so I subbed a combination of apricots, pineapple, nutmeg and brown sugar. Because I couldn't follow the recipe exactly I wont click the stars, but I would give it a 4/5.
  3. This was surprising very good. Don't get me wrong, It was a different combination then I was used to and it was very very tasty. Had a bit for lunch and will have one tomorrow. Any left will go to the guys I work with on Monday. I loved it. I happen to have Chutney (Major Greys Mango Chutney in the fridge), I use it often. The flavor was great, very simple. One change ... when you brown the ground beef, make sure to drain first, If I were to add the onion and garlic and chutney, it would be oily. It needs to be drained so you don't have to much oil in the mixture. Secondly, I used monterey jack vs cheddar. I am not fond of cheddar and monterey jack was milder and to me worked better. I made the recipe in 2 small rolls and tried both for lunch. I preferred the monterey jack. But overall, an excellent fun recipe. I will definitely make this again. Loved it for lunch or dinner. Thx for posting ... Kim


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