Print
Sherryl Betesh's Laham B'Ajeen (Minced Meat Pies)
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
about 3 dozen
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 5 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
about 3 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Dough:
  • 1 pound (about 3 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • One 1/4-ounce package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar 
Filling:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped 
  • 1 cup store-bought tamarind concentrate
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste 
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons allspice 
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

Directions

For the dough: Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Dissolve the yeast and sugar in 2 tablespoons warm water in a small bowl. Pour the yeast mixture and 3/4 cup water into the flour mixture. Mix together until a soft dough forms, adding more water a little at a time if the dough is too dry. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 15 minutes.

For the filling: Combine the ground beef, onions, tamarind concentrate, tomato paste, pine nuts, lemon juice, salt, allspice, ketchup, cumin, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl and mix until combined.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly sprinkle a work surface with flour. Roll out the dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut the dough into rounds using a 4-inch cookie cutter. Place the rounds on baking sheets. Spread 1 tablespoon of the meat filling on each round. Bake until the edges are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. It has not been tested for home use.

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sherryl Betesh's Meat Sambousak (Meat-Filled Sesame Pastries)

Recipe courtesy of Sherryl Betesh

Sherryl Betesh's S'fiha (Stuffed Baby Eggplants with Ground Meat)

Recipe courtesy of Sherryl Betesh

Sherryl Betesh's Kibbe Nabelsieh (Meat Filled Bulgur Shells)

Recipe courtesy of Sherryl Betesh

Sherryl Betesh's Kibbe Garaz (Sweet Cherry Stewed Meatballs)

Recipe courtesy of Sherryl Betesh

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Man Fire Food

10am | 9c

Man Fire Food

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

3pm | 2c

Good Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Good Eats

4pm | 3c

Good Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Good Eats

5pm | 4c

Good Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Iron Chef America

8pm | 7c

Iron Chef

10pm | 9c

Iron Chef

11pm | 10c

Iron Chef

2am | 1c

Iron Chef

3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here