I love to cook and bake, but I have a hard time making the same thing twice. It’s not that I’m too creative for my own good; it’s just that after cooking something new and amazing, why would I make anything else? Well, one of my favorite recipes is easy enough for me to make over and over again without getting bored or tired of it. And best of all? You can eat this recipe hot or cold! So whether you’re looking to heat up your leftovers from last night’s dinner or pack a tasty lunch in the morning before work, this meat bourekas are sure to please. They’re stuffed with ground beef, onions, and spices then baked until golden brown on top.
Meat Bourekas are a traditional holiday dish that typically consists of a large pyramid-shaped pastry filled with minced meat with onions and green peppers. Meat Bourekas are the standard Christmas holiday dish that will be served on Christmas Eve. The meat and onion mixture is baked and then served with a sauce of sour cream and some honey. It’s a wonderful and easy way to serve an afresh holiday meal on the table at the beginning of the holiday season while enjoying it with family and friends.
How to make a Meat Bourekas Recipe
If you are looking for an easy and tasty treat to serve your family or friends at a party, look no further! This meat bourekas are both delicious and beautiful. They make the perfect appetizer. The best part is that they are actually quite simple to make! If you follow the recipe below, I promise you will have some of the most impressive Appetizers on your holiday table this year. Enjoy!
- Puff Pastry (any choice), 1 sheet
- Ground beef/chicken (any choice), 1 lb
- Cooking oil, 1 and 1/2 tbsp
- Chopped onions, 1/2 cup
- Garlic (minced), 2-3 cloves
- Grated ginger, 1-2 tsp
- Cinnamon and Cumin powder, 1 tsp
- Paprika for heat level, 1/2 tsp of
- Chopped cilantro, 1/2 cups
- Fresh lime juice, 1 tbsp
- salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 tsp
- Beaten Egg in a bowl, 1
The Puff pastry sheets should be chilled for some time in the refrigerator after being removed from the package. We will now make the chicken Borek’s inner fillings by adding meat and veggies along with all the spices.
Fry the meat and vegetables in oil over medium heat. Chop the beef or chicken into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the chopped meat after it is released into the oil.
Saute the meat pieces in order to fry them for a few minutes. Once the onions have turned brown, add the minced garlic and chopped garlic to the skillet. Sauté all the ingredients periodically to avoid overcooking.
Sprinkle paprika powder over the Turkish Bourekas to add a spicy tang. To enhance the spicy taste of the meat mixture, add cumin and cinnamon powder. Pour lime juice into the gravy afterward to add savory flavor and avoid overly dried meat.
To make your dish even more delightful, add grated ginger and chopped cilantro. Stir the meat and veggie mixture for the final 4-5 minutes and remove from the heat. Set aside the inner fillings of the patties to cool.
Grease the cooking surface of a baking tray with oil. On the pan, align the chilled pastry sheet on all sides. Using a hand knife, cut small squares to cover the inner fillings of meat and veggies.
Then, pour half the beaten egg into the prepared inner fillings and whisk thoroughly. With a spoon, make small scoops of meat and veggie mixture and place them in the center of the baking sheet. Close the sides of the patties by folding the sheet after placing all the meat portions.
With a fork, seal the border so that the meat does not escape while baking. Place the pan in the oven, then season the tops of all the patties with the remaining beaten egg. The meat patties should be baked for 20-25 minutes until the outer layer becomes golden and crispy.
The mouth-watering homemade puff pastry with meat filling and veggies is now ready to serve.
Meat Bourekas Recipe
Recipe Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 178 calories
Preparation Time: 20M
Cooking Time: 20M
Total Time: 40M
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