Brik Danouni

Beef-stuffed turnovers

  • Medium
  • 1h
  • 6 to 8 Servings
  • Savoury

One of the most well-known traditional Tunisian recipes are the briks. There are many varieties of the briks depending on the pastry or the stuffing, and today I suggest “Brik Danouni”. These beef-stuffed turnovers are usually presented as starters or appetizers.


  • 2 cups of fine semolina
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3 table spoons of melted butter
  • ½ tea spoon of salt
  • Warm water

  • Stuffing
  • 300g of ground beef
  • 1 boiled egg
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chopped parsley
  • Chopped onion
  • Capers
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mix well the semolina, the flour and salt with the melted butter.
  • Add warm water progressively and knead.
  • When the dough becomes satin smooth let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, cook the ground beef with the chopped onions with a table spoon of vegetable oil then add the rest of the stuffing ingredients and keep.
  • Roll out the dough and form circles.
  • Garnish the circles with the stuffing and fold the edges.
  • Deep fry the briks. You can also bake them in the oven after brushing the turnovers with some oil or an egg yolk.