Sunday, August 15, 2010

Recipes - Greek Pies

Had a friend over for dinner who is a vegetarian so I made Spanakopita using the recipe I found a while ago over at Kevin's blog. I've made it several times and it is always a hit.

We also decided to make another of my favourites. I have no idea where I got this recipe but it is so good.
Pies were served with a Greek salad and it MUST be served with tzatziki from Sun Valley! - the best ever! UPDATE  Sun Valley on Danforth is no more.

I can't find my photo so I "borrowed" this one.

GREEK MEAT PIE - Kreatopita

1 lb. ground beef chuck, lean

1 lb. ground lamb, lean

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 onions, chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon oregano, crushed

1 cup tomato sauce

pinch of cinnamon

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup butter, melted

12 sheets Phyllo pastry

In a skillet, saute ground meat in olive oil with onions until browned. Season with salt, oregano and pepper. Add tomato sauce, cinnamon.

In a small bowl, beat eggs and stir in cheese. When ground meat has cooled, fold in the eggs and cheese mixture.

Butter a 9x13 inch baking pan. Arrange six sheets of Phyllo pastry on bottom of pan, buttering each sheet. Spread a layer of cooled meat mixture evenly on Phyllo. Cover with remaining six sheets, brushing each with melted butter.

Trim edges of Phyllo to fit pan with a sharp knife. Slice through top of pastry to form diamond shapes.

Bake in a preheated 350°F oven until pastry is golden crisp.

May be served hot or cold.

1 comment:

  1. This is going to be my today's lunch! Thanx for sharing.


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