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Lahmacun or Turkish Meat Pies Recipe

Lahmacun or Turkish Meat Pies
Lahmacun or Turkish Meat Pies

Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 40 mins
Total time 1 hour 10 mins

Lahmacun or Turkish Meat Pies – much better than pizza, and a lot healthier.
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Serves: 8


For the crust

5 cups all purpose flour
1½ cups milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp active dry yeast

For meat mixture

1 lb ground beef
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 tomatoes
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 handful of parsley

  1. Warm the milk in the microwave so that it's lukewarm. Add sugar and yeast to milk, mix and let it rest until yeast dissolves.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer add the flour, salt and mix. Add yeast mixture and using the dough hook mix for a couple minutes. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with damp towel and let sit for an hour or two until it doubles in size.
  3. Place all the meat mixture ingredients, minus meat, in food processor and pulse until it resembles salsa. Pour the salsa mixture over the meat and mix thoroughly.
  4. Preheat oven to 500 F degrees.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll out each piece so that it's about 12 inches in diameter and about 2 mm in thickness. Place the rolled out dough onto a pizza pan, or a cookie sheet. Take a couple spoonfuls of the meat mixture and thinly spread it over the dough. Bake for about 5 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Repeat with remaining dough and meat mixture.
  6. Serve sprinkled with lemon juice and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onion and rolled up, if preferred.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pie Calories: 508 Fat: 12.4

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