Wini Minis Kefta

Wini Minis Kefta

Submitted by: Rafih Benjelloun

Little nibblers to start the party!
  • Yields 50 Wini Minis
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 2 Wini Minis


    • 1 pound lean ground beef
    • 1 large onion, finely diced
    • 1/2 cup California raisins
    • 3 stems parsley, finely chopped
    • 3 stems cilantro, finely chopped
    • 2 stems fresh mint, finely chopped
    • Pinch ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • Chile flakes; to taste
    • Salt; to taste
    • 15 sheets (14x9-inches) phyllo dough
    • 1/2 cup melted butter
    • egg yolk
    • Harissa sauce; for dipping


    Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix meat with onion, raisins, herbs and spices.

    To assemble, thaw frozen phyllo in refrigerator overnight and/or allow to stand at room temperature for about 2 hours. Remove from package and, carefully unroll sheets onto a smooth, dry surface. Cover immediately with plastic wrap and then, with a barely dampened kitchen towel. Remove one sheet at a time and place on a flat surface. Working from edges toward the center, lightly brush with melted butter and cut crosswise and lenghtwise into 4 equal pieces. Fold each quarter in half and place 1 tablespoon meat mixture in center of one edge, not the folded one. Brush remaining dough surface with egg yolk, thinned with water if needed, and roll up like a cigar. Seal ends securely. Repeat until all phyllo and filling are used.

    Arrange Wini Minis 2 inches apart on baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 325°F until golden. Serve hot with harissa sauce for dipping.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 110 (50% from fat); Total Fat 6g (sat 3g, mono 2g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 15mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 9g; (Dietary Fiber <1g; Sugars 2g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 95mg; Calcium 8mg; Potassium 101mg

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