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Lebanese Flat Square Meat Pies

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Packet)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Ground beef/Lamb 1 Pound
  Finely chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
  Red pepper flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Seven spices 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil/1 standard olive oil spray 1 Tablespoon
  Melted butter 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To make the dough, combine yeast, water and sugar and let sit for ten minutes, add olive oil.
2. In a mixer or large bowl, add yeast mixture, slowly add flour, half cup at a time until all combined, add a teaspoon of water if needed to combine dough, add olive oil.
3. Coat a large clean bowl with oil and add dough ball to it, let dough rise for 1 hour.
4. Form dough into 1 inch small floured balls and cover with plastic wrap, set aside.
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

MAKING
6. In a large bowl, mix meat, onions, tomatoes, 7 spices, salt, black pepper and red pepper until well combined.
7. On a floured surface roll out the dough balls into 4-6 inch circles.
8. Place 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture in the center, pinch opposite sides of the dough and form a square by pinching 4 sides together.
9. Place the sfeeha squares on a nonstick sheet pan, or on a sheet pan sprayed with olive oil spray.
10. Bake the meat pies for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
11. Remove meat pies from oven and paint them with melted butter or spray with olive oil spray to give them a nice gloss.

FINALIZING
12. Reheat in an oven or toaster oven for 5-8 minutes to keep the dough soft and crunchy.

SERVING
13. Serve with Mediterranean yogurt and slices of lemon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Holiday
Ingredient: 
Ground Meat
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4
These little Lebanese open meat pies are flavorful flat bread pies topped with spicy ground meat filling. They look so cute, like mini pizzas and smell oh-so-wonderful when fresh out of the oven. If the dough and filling is pre-prepared, these mini pies can be whipped up in no time and you will have a fabulous dish to serve at a party or to snack on when you feel the urge. You can make them in advance and either freeze them for a month or reheat them. So convenient, so delicious. These go so great with a f

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