Halloween Two-Bite Mummies (Curried Beef Wraps) with Pineapple Dipping Sauce




1/3 cup butter, melted
Pineapple Dipping Sauce (see recipe below)


8 oz. lean ground beef
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. mild curry paste
2 tsp. minced gingerroot
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
1/2 cup sodium-reduced beef stock
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/3 cup toasted ground almonds


1/2 cup pineapple jam
1 tbsp. lime juice
pinch hot pepper flakes


Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

Filling: In skillet, fry beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Drain off fat.

Add oil, onion, garlic, curry paste, ginger, cumin, salt and pepper; fry until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in stock; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until about half of the liquid remains, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bread crumbs and almonds. Let cool for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate, uncovered, until cold; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Place 1 sheet of the phyllo on work surface, covering remainder with damp tea towel to prevent drying out. From long side, cut crosswise into 4 strips; brush lightly with butter. Spoon scant 1 tbsp (15 mL) filling into log about 1/2 inch (1 cm) from end and sides of strip. Fold sides over filling; fold over end and roll up. Brush lightly with butter. Place on prepared pan. Repeat with remaining phyllo. (Make-ahead: Freeze in single layer. Layer with waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks; bake frozen, adding 5 minutes to baking time.)

Bake in centre of 375°F (190°C) oven until golden, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm with Pineapple Dipping Sauce. Makes 40 pieces.

PINEAPPLE DIPPING SAUCE: In microwaveable bowl, whisk together jam, lime juice and hot pepper flakes; cover and microwave on high for 30 seconds or until melted. Serve warm. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

Makes about 1/2 cup (125 mL).

Canadian Living Magazine

Author's Comments

These mummies are none other than phyllo-wrapped beef with a hint of curry.

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