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Saturday, January 2, 2016

BEEF SAMOSAS





BEEF SAMOSAS
Awesome use of the homemade Miracle Dough.  These were easy and fun to make. This is a popular treat in South Africa, where I grew up....probably inherited from the traditional food of the Malays or Indians.  I left at the age of twenty-one!  VIDEO TO SHOW HOW SAMOSAS ARE MADE (click).

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MIRACLE DOUGH TIPS: - Please note:USE BOB'S RED MILL COCONUT FLOUR FOR ALL MY RECIPES AND ESPECIALLY FOR THIS MIRACLE DOUGH - COCONUT FLOURS DIFFER GREATLY IN THEIR ABILITY TO ABSORB MOISTURE!  There are several variations of this kind of dough on the internet, but mine is different to all the others out there.  I am getting very adept with this dough.  Use a fork to make it come together.  At first it looks impossible (might even have strings of cheese in it), but keep mixing and then turn out on a cutting board.  Knead for a couple of minutes, adding a bit of coconut flour as needed to make a lovely elastic dough. The more coconut flour one can add (usually about 1 tbsp or a bit more), the more bread-like the dough becomes (more substantial).  Since coconut flour is mostly fiber, you're not really adding much in the way of carbs, spread over several servings.  I put the dough ball on parchment paper and cover the dough with plastic wrap and using a  rolling pin (sometimes I use my special small one for pie dough), roll it out with ease.  If at any time the dough becomes resistant to rolling, nuke it about 10 seconds and away you go again!

Miracle Dough:
2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese (500 mL)
2 tbsp melted butter (30 mL)
1 cup Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (250 mL)
  page___ (For Grain-Free - see Helpful Hints below)
1 egg, fork beaten
1/tsp onion salt (1 mL)
1/tsp garlic powder (1 mL)
Beef Filling: (this is enough to make 32 samosas)
  (if making 32, you’ll need 2 batches of Miracle Dough)
1 tbsp bacon fat (15 mL)
1 large onion, finely chopped (optional)
2 lbs ground beef (0.9 kg)
2 tsp crushed garlic (10 mL)
  (I used the bottled kind)
1 tsp salt (5 mL)
1 tsp ground cumin (5 mL)
1 tsp curry powder (5 mL)
1 tsp ground turmeric (5 mL)
1 tsp ground ginger (5 mL)
1/tsp black pepper (2 mL)
2 tbsp lemon juice, optional (30 mL)

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Miracle Dough: In microwave oven in microwaveable bowl, melt Mozzarella cheese.  This took 2 minutes in my 1200 Watt microwave oven. Remove with oven gloves (be very careful!).  Pour melted butter over top of cheese. Place Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, page___ on top. In small bowl, beat egg with fork.  Add onion salt and garlic powder; whisk with fork.  Add to Mozzarella cheese mixture. Stir with a fork to form a dough ball. At first it looks impossible but keep incorporating everything.  Then knead slightly to form a ball, adding up to a tsp (5 mL) bake mix, if required.

Now break off pieces and weigh them on an electronic scale.  I decided on approximately 1.6 oz (45 g).  Roll each piece into a ball and pat the small piece of dough into a small circle in your hand and place on parchment paper.  Cover with plastic wrap and roll out into a 6-inch (15 cm) circle.  Cut circle into 2 parts or 2 semi-circles.  Fold each half over into a shape like an ice cream cone, pressing with your fingers to seal the edges.  Fill with about 21/tsp (7 mL) beef filling and close the top to seal (nothing fancy…just press the edges together to close).  Place samosas on a cookie sheet greased with olive oil.

Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, flip the samosas and bake another 5 to 10 more minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.  Serve with hot sauce if desired. Fill with any fillings of your choice such as curried chicken or vegetables.

Beef Filling: In large frying pan, over medium heat in bacon fat, cook onion until turning brown.  Set aside.  In same frying pan, over medium heat, cook ground beef along with garlic until mostly no longer pink. Season with salt, cumin, curry, turmeric, ginger and black pepper. Continue cooking the mixture until turning brown and until fully cooked.  If desired, stir in lemon juice.

Helpful Hints:  For a Grain-Free version, use a bake mix made up of 2 cups (500 mL) almond flour and 2/cup (150 mL) coconut flour.  Use 3/cup (175 mL) of the mixture.  Or, simply use 2/cup (150 mL) almond flour and 2 tbsp (30 mL) coconut flour for each batch of Miracle Dough (I have not tested this smaller version, but the Grain-Free Bake mix - yes!). I still prefer the Miracle Dough goodies made with the Gluten-Free Bake Mix, however, this is a very lovely option.  

Yield:  16 samosas
1 samosa
204.4 calories
5.6 g protein
18.2 g fat
0.1 g fiber

4.2 g net carbs


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MIRACLE DOUGH TIPS: - Please note:USE BOB'S RED MILL COCONUT FLOUR FOR ALL MY RECIPES AND ESPECIALLY FOR THIS MIRACLE DOUGH - COCONUT FLOURS DIFFER GREATLY IN THEIR ABILITY TO ABSORB MOISTURE!  There are several variations of this kind of dough on the internet, but mine is different to all the others out there.  I am getting very adept with this dough.  Use a fork to make it come together.  At first it looks impossible (might even have strings of cheese in it), but keep mixing and then turn out on a cutting board.  Knead for a couple of minutes, adding a bit of coconut flour as needed to make a lovely elastic dough. The more coconut flour one can add (usually about 1 tbsp or a bit more), the more bread-like the dough becomes (more substantial).  Since coconut flour is mostly fiber, you're not really adding much in the way of carbs, spread over several servings.  I put the dough ball on parchment paper and cover the dough with plastic wrap and using a  rolling pin (sometimes I use my special small one for pie dough), roll it out with ease.  If at any time the dough becomes resistant to rolling, nuke it approximately 10  to 20 seconds and away you go again!

Here is a pic of the dough ball - lovely, soft and malleable!!


Mozzarella cheeses that I have successfully used with the Miracle Dough and The Sweet Miracle Pastry Dough as well.  I get mine from Price Smart in Central (technically South America) America, which is the same as Costco in the United States.

I tried this one a couple of times

I usually grate my own cheese using my 20-year old Braun food processor, which has a ton of gadgets - this is the cheese I use most often - looks like it might be very similar to the one above, however, I think they sometimes add something to their grated cheese to help it last longer.  I could be wrong.  CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A BIGGER IMAGE.




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