Sambousa

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  • Published Apr 17th
  • Servings10
  • Calories649
Ramadahn Recipe: Sambousa is an Arabic egg roll. Ground lamb is an excellent substitute for ground beef, it adds a great taste!

Sambousa Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Sambousa for 10 servings:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 carrot, minced
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 pinch seasoning salt
  • 1 green chile peppers, diced (optional)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg roll wrappers, cut in half into rectangles
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Sambousa Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Sambousa easily:

  1. 1 In a large skillet, brown meat. Remove the meat from the skillet.
  2. 2 In the same skillet used for the meat, saute onion, garlic, carrot and green onion. When the vegetables are tender, add tomato paste and seasoning salt. Stir in browned meat.
  3. 3 In a small bowl combine flour with water until a watery paste is formed. Place a teaspoon full of meat mixture in the front part of one of the strips. Starting from the right front corner, fold over to the left. You've started the triangle shape. Continue back and forth (making a triangular shape) until there is no more wrapper. Seal the wrappers closed with the flour and water mixture. Continue this process until all of the ingredients are used.
  4. 4 Using oil to taste, fry the triangular packages until crisp. Delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 649 calories; 54.1 grams of fat; 28.1 grams of carbohydrates; 12.8 grams of protein; 38 milligrams of cholesterol; 318 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 11th 2009

    sambosa is DELICIOUS!

  2. Jan 12th 2008

    The filling is right-on, but the egg roll wrappers were too thin and crispy to taste traditional to me. Sambousa I've had always has a thicker, more bread-like wrapper.

  3. Jan 5th 2008

    This was a very laborious dish but it was well worth it. To add that extra flavor that everyone wants, try smothering the rolls in a cumin sauce (made from cumin, black pepper, ground mustar ...

  4. Sep 30th 2006

    Very good, but needs a little more flavor.

  5. Aug 15th 2005

    I used most of this recipe but I did change a few things to make it more arabic. My husband is from Jordan so I made it like his mother does. I used lamb meat, added minced green pepper and ...

  6. Jun 28th 2004

    My husband and I both found this recipe to be rather bland. I also found it much easier to use the traditional egg roll shape rather than the triangle (easier to fold and less oil gets insid ...

  7. Nov 15th 2001

    If you use egg roll wrappers I would first roll them out a bit so they are not so thick. Then cut fill and roll them. If you add a teaspoon of ground cumin they are terrific, and not so bland.

  8. Jul 24th 2000

    It was fun to make, rolling them up took a lot of time and I had to double the paste for sealing. It has a very different flavor that I still can not decide if I liked it or not. Needed a ...

  9. Apr 23rd 2000

    Wow I have been trying to learn how to make these tasty treats for years. They are great even with the kids. I really enjoyed these as well as my husband. I made them during the month of ...