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Spiral Meat Borek

Recipes Ingredients

  • 1 package of Ziyad Brand Filo Dough
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • ½ packet of Ziyad Brand Liyye Seasoning
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • filo pastry coating
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • dash of salt and pepper


Step 1

(Filling) On a medium sized sauté pan and on medium high heat, sauté onion with olive oil until translucent.

Step 2

Add in ground beef and cook until brown.

Step 3

Stir in the Liyyeh, cinnamon, turmeric, salt, and pepper until combined. Turn heat off and allow to fully cool.

Step 4

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 5

(Filo Pastry Coating) In a bowl, whisk egg, milk, vegetable oil, salt and pepper.

Step 6

Lay out 2 sheets of filo dough and brush with the coating mixture.

Step 7

On the long edge of the rectangular sheet of filo dough, scoop a thin line of meat filling.

Step 8

Gently roll up the meat filling in the filo pastry sheet until you’ve formed a snake-shaped roll.

Step 9

Starting from one end of the snake-shaped roll, fold the roll into itself to form a spiral shape.

Step 10

Brush vegetable oil or melted butter on the bottom of a Pyrex pan or baking tray and place the burek in the center.

Step 11

Repeat Step #7 and wrap around the outside of the burek until pan is full or the borek is at the size desired.

Step 12

Brush the top of the borek with the coating mixture.

Step 13

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.