Delicious Lebanese beef pockets the entire family will love!

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Middle Eastern

    Lebanese Beef Arrays

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    250g of 25% fat beef mince

    1 red onion, grated

    4 garlic clove, grated

    2 tablespoons of tomato paste

    1 teaspoon of cumin

    1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

    Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon

    Half a teaspoon of ground coriander or mixed spice

    Salt and pepper

    Handful chopped/dried parsley

    200g mozzarella cheese

    1 cup of full fat Greek yoghurt

    1 and 1 3/4 cups of self-raising flour


    In a bowl, add the beef mince, 1 grated red onion, 4 grated garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, half a teaspoon of ground coriander, salt and pepper, one handful of fresh or one teaspoon of dried parsley and salt and pepper and mix to combine.

    In a separate bowl add 1 cup of Greek yoghurt and 1 and 3/4 cups of self-raising flour with a pinch of salt and mix with your hands to create a dough. The dough should not stick to your hands but should also not be too dry that it seperates.

    Using your hands, roll the dough into a sausage shape and divide into 8 small balls about the size of an egg.

    Sprinkle some flour onto the surface you’re using then using a rolling pin or a similar shape, roll each piece of dough into long, thin ovals (a pitta bread shape).

    Place a tablespoon of the meat mix onto each piece of dough.

    Slice up your mozzarella cheese into 16 thin slices, layer 2 pieces on top of the meat on each piece of dough.

    Fold over each piece of dough to close it, sprinkle some smoked paprika on top and place them in a frying pan with some oil. Fry on each side on low for 5 minutes and serve with salad.

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