Easy Recipes Meat “Sambusak” with meat and chickpeas

“Sambusak” with meat and chickpeas

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“Sambusak” with meat and chickpeas

By January 15, 2015

For those of you who do not know what “sambusak” is – it is basically dough, stuffed with tasty fillings! This time we will fill the “sambusak” with meat and chickpeas. This dish does take a while to prepare - but it’s not very hard - and it's super-delicious. You should already begin making twice as much as first planned!

  • Prep Time :2h 20 min
  • Cook Time :20 minutes
  • Yield : 20 סמבוסקים

Ingredients

Instructions

Lets Start with the Dough!

  • Put the water in a bowl - Add the yeast and mix with a spoon.
  • Add the baking powder and sugar – now stir.
  • Let the mixture stand for 2-3 minutes to get started and add a cup of flour and mix.
  • Add the remaining flour and salt and begin kneading by hand.
  • Continue until we have a stable and flexible dough. If too dry - add a splash of water. If wet - add a touch of flour.
  • When the dough is stabilized – place it in a bowl and cover with a towel.
  • Leave it to rise for two hours.

After an hour of rising - start on the meat chickpeas filling...

  • Prepare the chickpeas: If it's canned - wash and drain well. If frozen - prepare under the instructions on the bag and then drain.
  • Transfer the chickpeas into a food processor - and grind until you receive a coarse texture. Not flour!
  • Chop the onion.
  • Heat canola oil in a large skillet.
  • When the oil is hot, add the onion and fry until the onion becomes translucent and starts to brown around the edges.
  • Add the crushed garlic and fry for half a minute.
  • Add the ground beef and fry until it changes color.
  • Add the spices and fry for another minute
  • Add the ground chickpeas and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Mix well and make sure that everything is united.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the filling to a bowl.

The dough has risen and the meat has cooled down - lets start making some "sumbusak"!

  • Mix the filling with a fresh egg.
  • Flour the surface - roll out the dough on it (not all at once - each time one-third or half) thickness of 2 mm.
  • Cut into circles with (diameter 10 cm or so).
  • Put a tablespoon and a half of filling in each circle - Fold the circle in half and seal the edges (like Empanadas - see the photos above).
  • Place each formed sambusak in a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Fill all the circles. If any dough remains, make a few more circles and fill them all up until the filling has finished!
  • After we have finished preparing all the sambusak – we place in a turned off over for another 20 minutes for a second rising.
  • Take them out – Coat each sambusak with egg and cover with sesame seeds.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Put the Sambusak in the oven for 20 minutes - until browned.

That's it, all done!

Serve it with a nice chopped or green salad....

Enjoy!

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