Sesame Meat Hamentashens with Tehina Sauce
Serves: Makes 2 1/2 dozen
1 1/2 pound chopped beef
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon curry
1/4 teaspoon basil
4 ounces marinara sauce
1 can Manischewitz® All-Natural Ready-to-Serve Chicken or Beef Broth
1/2 cup white sesame seeds
extra virgin olive oil for sautéing
1 package of frozen pizza dough or Syrian samboosak dough (easy to find in your local kosher supermarket frozen food dept)
Salt and pepper to taste
In a frying pan over medium-high heat, sauté the onions in olive oil. Add chopped beef into pan and with a fork, break up meat into pebble like pieces. Add all the spices to pan and using a wooden spoon, mix meat mixture well. Continue to sauté for about 3-4 minutes. When meat has started to brown, add the marinara sauce and chicken broth to meat mixture. Mix well and allow the meat to cook in the liquid for another 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has been soaked up and evaporated. This should look like a good "Sloppy Joe" mixture. Remove meat mixture from heat and set aside for later use.
On a floured table, roll out your dough flat to about 1/2 - 1 inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter or the top of a glass, cut into a 4 inch circles. On a plate, pour out the sesame seeds. Take the cut out circles one at a time and gently coat the bottom of each circle with seeds by flattening them lightly on top of sesame pile. Place a spoonful of your meat mixture into the center of each sesame circle and pinch the 3 ends together shaping into a hamentashen. Continue until you finish meat mixture. Lay on greased cookie sheet and bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve hot or at room temperature with your prepared Tehina Spread.