"The traditional taste of Armenia will be a favorite! These little meat pizzas are usually made with lamb, but beef works just as well."


3 h 50 m servings 270 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 394 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mix active dry yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 cup warm water. Allow to stand approximately 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, 3 tablespoons shortening, remaining sugar, remaining water and the yeast preparation. Knead until smooth. Use the remaining shortening to remove any dough sticking to the sides of the bowl, and to remove dough from fingers. Cover with a towel and place in a warm location until doubled in size, about 2 to 3 hours.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, tomatoes, onions, parsley, green bell pepper, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly flour a large baking sheet.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, form dough into 12 balls. Separate each ball in half. Roll halves into balls. Place balls on the prepared baking sheet. Allow to stand approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Roll balls into 7 inch diameter circles. Spread approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons meat mixture over each circle. Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink and dough is lightly browned.
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  1. 8 Ratings


this is the best thing i've tasted in a long time! armenians sure know how to make yummy food.! thanx for the recipe!!!!!

Very good! We used lamb, and it was great! Well worth the time!

I usually don't review any of the recipes from this site. The dish was pretty tasty, but too time-consuming for me to make it on a regular basis.

i've never had this type of dish before, so i wasn't sure what to expect. the combination of meat, vegetables and spices is good (i added a little extra cayenne). the bread is very simple to mak...

I thought it was ok but my husband loved it, he said it was very close to the original.

I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds REALLY good. I have a copy in a cookbook called "The Original Baltimore Neighborhood Cookbook" that is very similar. However, they call for an equal mix ...

I love this dish. I ate it at a childhood friends house every time I visited. I used refrigerator rolls instead of making biscuits, saves some time. It is a big hit in my house!