Tortilla Wrapper Sambusa/Samosa with Ground Beef Filling

Filling (This makes enough for 20 sambusa.)

1 lbs. ground beef
1 Tbsp. oil
1 onion; finely chopped
1 ts. cumin
1/2 ts. coriander
2 ts. garlic; minced
1 ts. pepper
1/2 ts. salt

1. Heat the oil in a pan; add the ground beef and brown.
2. Add the onions and saute for 1 minute.
3. Add the cumin, coriander, garlic, pepper, and salt; cover and saute for 2 minutes or until all
the liquid has evaporated.
4. Remove from heat.

Wrappers (for 8 sambusa)

4 large flour tortillas; cut in half
flour paste
oil for frying

1. Form a cone with each half.
2. Fill with 2 Tbsp. of filling.
3. Close seam with the flour paste.
4. Preheat oil in a pan; add the sambusa and cook until golden.
5. Remove and drain on paper towel.

NOTE: The filling is a very large recipe. I actually divide it into fourths and freeze.

Some people might be reading this recipe and think that I am weird. I would have never thought that using flour tortillas as wrappers would work. Not only does it work, it tastes great. I love the fact that they are always available.


  1. Hi! You can also use pre-made WonTon or Egg roll wrappers (usually found at any grocery store). I sometimes use the egg roll wrappers and use a 'pizza-like' filling: ground pepperoni, shredded mozza, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and a bit of tomato sauce (and whatever else you like on your pizza!). Delicious! I'm anxious to try your sambusa too; they all look amazing!

  2. yummy
    I think I will try that tomorrow. I'll give credit to you of course.
    Thanks for your comments.


  3. Salam from Malaysia, thanks for sharing, i made my family spring rolls for our first break-fast today with ground beef filling according to your recipe. I slightly modified your fine recipe by adding a cup of green peas and diced potatoes just to add colors to the filling, alhamdulillah it was for the wrapper, i used the pre-made wanton/spring roll sheets because they are easier to find here in Malaysia...Ramadhan Kareem to you Sister...

  4. Assalaamu aleikum sister..

    Do you use fresh or ground coriander?

  5. I call fresh coriander cilantro.
    you can use either.


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