Curry beef triangles

I once again made some afternoon tea snacks for the cricket boys and knowing Bens love of anything spicy, I thought that these would do the trick just nicely! They weren’t overly hot but had a good tang and the crunchy filo pastry went well with the moist meat inside. They worked really well and the boys gobbled them up very quickly I am told.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • olive oil
  • 350g beef mince
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 cup (40g) frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • natural yoghurt, to serve  //


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Heat a little olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the mince and onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Add the garlic and curry powder and cook for another minute.
  2. Stir through the peas and 1/3 cup water. Simmer for 2-3 minutes on high until liquid has reduced.
  3. Combine the cornflour with 1 tablespoon water. Add to pan along with salt and cracked black pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until mince mixture has thickened then transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Take four sheets of the filo pastry, place on a flat work surface and spray each sheet lightly with oil spray. Stack the sheets on top of each other. With the longest side facing you slice the stack into 5 strips. Repeat with remaining sheets of pastry.
  5. Place 1 heaped tablespoon mince mixture in the top left corner of one of the strips and fold diagonally to form a triangle. Continue folding over and over to form a triangle. Trim any excess pastry. Repeat with remaining filo strips and mince mixture.
  6. Spray each triangle with oil spray, place on the prepared baking tray and cook for 12-15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Serve with natural yoghurt.


Source – March 2009, Page 5
Recipe by Kate Murdoch

One response to “Curry beef triangles

  1. Yum! These look very good indeed and like the ideal two bite snack! 😀

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