The Chew: Spiced Beef Cigars Recipe

The Chew: Spiced Beef Cigars

Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Chip and Joanna Gaines are the perfect example of that, between their family of six, their business, and the show that allows everyone to witness it all. They tend to spend a lot of their time flipping homes, but Joanna shared that Chip actually loves to cook as long as it involves flipping something. It’s no surprise that the adorable couple loves to spend time in the kitchen preparing homemade meals. Michael Symon was thrilled to have Chip and Joanna help him prepared his Spiced Beef Cigars, which are essentially beef-stuffed rolls. It was pretty clear that Chip wasn’t exactly a natural in the kitchen, but Joanna has always dreamed of being on a cooking show.

Fortunately, you can make your own version of the tasty Beef Cigar recipe they prepared together. To get started, click next page.

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The Chew: Spiced Beef Cigars Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Spiced Beef Cigars Recipe

Chip and Joanna Gaines, along with the help of Michael Symon, prepared tasty Spiced Beef Cigars! (elsiehui / Flickr)

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper – seeded, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 C pine nuts
  • 1/2 C parsley – finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion – peeled, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – peeled, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Assemble:

  • 8 tbsp butter – melted
  • 6 sheets phyllo

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 lemons – zested, juiced
  • 1 1/2 C Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C olive oil

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The Chew: Spiced Beef Cigars Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Preheat a large saute pan over high heat and add olive oil
  4. Add the ground beef and break it into pieces as it cooks, until it becomes a deep golden-brown, then season with salt and pepper
  5. To the bowl of a food processor, add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic, then pulse until finely minced
  6. Add the pine nuts, the onions mixture, and the cumin to the beef and keep cooking, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables soften
  7. Add the parsley, season with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat and let cool

To Assemble:

  1. Lay out a sheet of phyllo dough and cut it in half widthwise
  2. Brush the phyllo with melted butter, then add 1/2 C of the beef mixture in a thin strip down the side nearest you
  3. Fold the phyllo over and roll tightly into a thin cigar
  4. Brush with more butter, then put the cigars on the baking sheet
  5. Repeat with the rest of the filling and phyllo
  6. Put into the oven and bake until golden-brown, approximately 10-12 minutes
  7. Cut the cigars into 3 pieces each and serve with the dipping sauce on the side

For the Dipping Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, add the lemon zest, yogurt, lemon juice, and olive oil
  2. Whisk until combined, then season with salt and pepper

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