Beef Borek

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 6 servings

Boreks are baked pastry pies, very common in the Middle East, but also in the Balkans, and the Mediterranean area. The fillings are very diverse, ranging from ground meats to sweet fillings, like vanilla or orange. Here, we’ve made an Arabic version with some ground beef, parsley, and onion as filling.

Ingredients Needed for Beef Borek

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
12 ounces of ground beef
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
pepper
¼ cup egg wash
3 phyllo sheets

How to Cook Beef Borek

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook it until translucent.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook it until well browned. Add parsley and season it with salt and pepper. Stir, and take it away from the heat.
  4. Make the egg wash. Here is how to do it.
  5. Brush a glass baking dish with egg wash. Add a phyllo sheet inside the baking dish, leaving half of it outside the dish.
  6. Brush the phyllo with egg wash. Add half of the ground beef and cover it with the remaining half of phyllo. Brush it with egg wash.
  7. Repeat the process using the second phyllo sheet. Cover the dish with the remaining phyllo sheet. Brush it with egg wash.
  8. Slide it into the oven and bake it for 25 minutes.

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