Moroccan Meat Cigars


These Moroccan spiced ground beef phyllo cigar pastries are great with hummus on the side!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
24 cigars


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • ½ cup canned crushed tomatoes, drained

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon paprika

  • teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough

  • cooking oil spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ground beef until it loses its pink color and begins to brown; drain fat from skillet. Add tomatoes, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, and allspice. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture reduces slightly, about 10 minutes.

  3. Remove one phyllo sheet from the package and keep the rest covered with a clean cloth until ready to use. On a flat work surface, cut phyllo sheet into two 14x9-inch rectangles; spray one rectangle with cooking spray, place the other rectangle on top and spray again with oil. Place a generous teaspoon of meat filling near the narrow end of dough. Fold dough over meat, fold in the sides of dough, and roll into a cigar-shaped tube. Repeat until meat filling has been rolled up. Arrange phyllo cigars on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
15g Fat
60g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 620mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 277mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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