Kıymalı Börek (Mince beef pastry)

Kıymalı Börek (Mince beef pastry) by zali's cooking

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Kıymalı Börek (Mince beef pastry) always fills me with a little warm feeling of nostalgia, there’s something about these Böreks that put a smile on my face, it’s probably the satisfaction of eating 10 in a row! A lot time and effort goes into making these but they are well worth it. I made approximately 50 of these and now I reckon there’s around 5 left. Even my brother was at the door waiting for his Börek goody bag (socially distanced of course). I’ve always cooked my onions first, I personally like the caramelised onions infusing into the mince as it adds that little bit of sweetness.

450g of mince beef or lamb
1 finely diced onion
Handful of chopped parsley
1/2 tsp pul biber
1 1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of black pepper
A tiny pinch of cinnamon

Ingredients for the dough:
1 kg of flour
2 tbs of olive oil
1 tsp of salt
Warm water
This dough recipe will make enough for mince beef, Ricotta and Halloumi Boreks. Use less flour if only use one of the above fillings.

Watch her story\highlights on Instagram to see how she makes the meat version of Böreks.

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