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Meatloaf Shiitake Phyllo Rolls

Total Time: 1 HR 25 MIN Makes: 16 small rolls
Prep Time: 35 MIN Cook Time: 50 MIN

Chopped shiitake mushrooms and a meatloaf mix of ground beef, pork and veal mingle in flaky phyllo rolls in these awesome appetizers.

  • 20 sheets Athens® Phyllo Dough (9″ x 14″), thawed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, pork and veal meatloaf mix (or ground sirloin)
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


Thaw 1 roll of phyllo, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add ground meat and cook until browned, stirring to crumble, about 8 – 10 minutes. Remove from skillet and drain in a colander. Let cool. In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion and mushrooms and cook until tender and the liquid given off from mushrooms has evaporated. Remove from heat and cool. In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, mushroom mixture, Parmesan cheese, parsley, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter with 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Unroll phyllo and cover with plastic wrap, then a slightly damp towel to prevent drying out. Place one sheet of phyllo on work surface and lightly brush with butter mixture. Layer and repeat with 4 more sheets of phyllo. Cut the layered phyllo widthwise into 4 strips. Place about 2 tablespoons of filling at one end of phyllo strip, leaving 1″ from end and 1/2″ from each side free of any filling. Fold phyllo up over the filling to form a roll. Fold side edges in to enclose the sides. Roll up to the end of phyllo strip. Brush outside of roll with butter-oil mixture. Repeat process 3 more times to make 16 rolls. Place rolls seam side down, at least 1″ apart, on ungreased baking tray. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.