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                              SPICY BEEF PUFFS
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Hamburger
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Onion (chopped)
      1/2   c            Green pepper (chopped)
      1/4   c            Celery (chopped)
    2                    Garlic cloves (finely mincd)
      1/2   lb           Ground beef (lean)
    1       tb           Curry powder
      1/2   ts           Seasoned salt
      1/4   ts           Pepper
      1/4   ts           Thyme
    3       oz           Tomato paste
      1/4   c            Green olives (stuffd -- chopd)
    1                    Hot chili pepper (canned
                         - seeded and chopped)
      1/2   c            Butter (1 stick)
      1/2   lb           Phyllo dough
   Saute onion, green pepper, celery, garlic, and ground
   beef together until beef is brown.  Drain.  Add curry
   powder and saute 5 more minutes. Add seasoned salt,
   pepper, thyme, tomato paste, olives and hot pepper,
   and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.  Cool.  Melt
   butter over low heat. Unroll phyllo dough and cut into
   1-1/2 inch strips. Keep dough under a damp towel so
   that it doesn't dry out.  Take out one piece at a time
   and pain it with melted butter.  Place one teaspoonful
   of meat mixture at end of dough strip and fold corner
   over. Continue folding loke flag retaining triangular
   shape.  Brush outside of triangle with butter. Repeat
   with remaining dough and filling. Chill puffs one hour
   or more covered with plastic wrap. Bake in preheated
   oven at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until
   golden. These are quite spicy and good with drinks.
   Makes approximately 60, which will serve 12.
   SOURCE: 1979 Times-Picayune Recipe Contest Cookbook
   Typed for you by Nancy Coleman
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