Meat Pastries

15-Meat pastries-2


-Zehra, The FitNest


  • 1 lbs Crescent Foods Angus Ground Beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsps minced garlic
  • 1 ½ tbsps minced ginger
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp gharam masala
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 pkg phyllo pastry dough
  • 1 small egg


  1. Thaw phyllo pastry dough according to package directions.
  2. In a large pan on medium-high heat add in ground beef and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic, ginger, onions and spices cook till meat browns. Mixing regularly.
  4. Once meat is cooked through, turn off heat and add in chopped coriander.
  5. Let the meat mixture cool while you prepare your phyllo pastry dough.
  6. Cut phyllo dough into even squares approx 5×5 inches.
  7. Put 1 tbsp of meat mixture onto one side of each square and fold over to close the pastries.
  8. Use a fork to press down edges.
  9. Top each closed pastry with egg wash.
  10. Bake in the oven at 375 for 18-20 minutes each.
  11. Serve with tamarind chutney or mint sauce!


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Heifa, is a Chicago based Middle Eastern Food Blogger. Her mission is to develop simple, and easy recipes infused with the Mediterranean flavors that she grew up eating. Her hope is for people to get back in the kitchen and make food that is beneficial for them and their families without lacking in flavor.

Zehra, The Fitnest

To Zehra, nourishing meals are more than just that – they are dishes that feed and nourish our bodies. Healthy eating, fitness and being a loving mother of two are Zehra’s greatest passions. With a Kinesiology and Health Sciences background, she uses this knowledge to encourage her followers to live a healthier life through nutritional eating and ongoing fitness. The recipes that Zehra will share will have you trying different tastes a flavors from around the world.