Sfiha Baalbeckiye

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meat pastries



  1. Mix well meat, tomatoes, onion and spices. Add yoghurt, sesame paste and pomegranate.
  2. Mix all with fried pine nuts.
  3. Add butter.
  4. Divide dough into walnut size balls.
  5. Roll between palms to smooth.
  6. Roll out balls with a rolling pin to form 8 cm diameter circles. Put one tbsp of meat mixture on dough circle seeing that a cube is in each spoon.
  7. Bring the edges up and press to make a square.
  8. Arrange meat pastries in a tray brushed with butter.
  9. Bake in a moderate heat oven (350 °F) for 30 minutes or till dough is golden and meat is cooked.
  10. Serve hot with yoghurt.