Lebanese Meat Empanadas

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small onion, finely minced
  • 1/2 lb (454 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of allspice
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • cutting board
  • chopping knife

Prep time:

10

Yields:

15

Cook time:

Makes 6-8 pastries

Recipe attribution:

Rola Z.

  1. Heat oil in frying pan.
  2. Sautée onions for 2 minutes.
  3. Add ground beef, salt, spices and pine nuts.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes, until meat juice is clear.
  5. Set aside and let cool down.
  6. Make easy pizza dough or thaw phyllo pastry sheets to make beef savoury pastries.