Mediterranean Meat Pies (Sfeeha)

Mediterranean Meat Pies (Sfeeha)

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"These savory little meat pies are a takeoff on a recipe from my Lebanese mother-in-law (who is one of the very best cooks I know). She makes the dough from scratch, but I use puff pastry instead to save time. Great for an appetizer or as a side dish!"

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 412 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef and ground lamb, chopped onion, pine nuts, cinnamon, and salt and black pepper. Cook and stir until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice; taste and adjust the seasonings, and let the meat mixture cool.
  3. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  4. Roll out the thawed pastry sheets to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using a sharp 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out at least 9 rounds per sheet. Lightly brush the inside edges with a little water, and place about 2 teaspoons of filling into the middle of each round. Fold the pastry round in half to cover the filling and seal the edges well. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough circles.
  5. Brush each pie with a little egg wash. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • For following halal rules, look for puff pastry dough that isn't made with lard.
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dbull
7/21/2011

Perfect! I too, had the ultimate Lebabese cook, my uncle Tofee who made these from scratch. This filling is identical to his. I have cheated over the years and used GRANDS! biscuits, separated each one horzintally, and pressed into a muffin tin. I then scoop 1/4 c. of the mixture in to each and bake acc't to buscuit label. I LOVE to idea of puff pastry. Nice variation.

Oesi
7/22/2011

Wonderful. Many thanks!

missamie
8/15/2011

Wow, were these delicious! I accidentally bought the wrong frozen puff pastry - the shells - but they actually worked just fine. We just had 6 of them along with our dinner and some of the meat mixture left over. I can't wait to make this again.