Lebanese Sfeeha

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Traditionally Lebanese sfeeha small pies can be considered as a traditional side dish or appetizer; it is usually made with ground lamb meat. Sfeeha, or what some people prefer to call it as lahm baajin is a delicious and nutritious dish at the same time that doesn’t need so much time to prepare it.

Lebanese Sfeeha
Author: Asma
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Servings: 5
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Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 15minutes
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  • Ingredients for the dough:
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar dissolved into a cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Ingredients for the filling:
  • 1 pound of ground meat lamb or beef
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red spicy chili paste
  • 2 piece Finely chopped medium onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon of seven spices
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • 1 small teaspoon of salt
  1. Mix the eggs with the flour, the vegetable oil, the instant yeast and the salt in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add in the water to your ingredients and knead very well until you get soft dough
  3. Cover your dough with a clean plastic wrap and let the dough rest for about 20 minutes to rise in a warm place
  4. In the meantime, prepare the filling and to do that; mix the ground meat with the chopped tomatoes, the chili paste, the finely chopped onions, the seven spice, the salt and the pine nuts and mix very well with a wooden spoon or with your hand
  5. Cut the dough into circles; then place the same amount of the filling in the center of each of the circles
  6. Close each of the ends of the circles tightly; then arrange the stuffed circles in a greased baking tray
  7. Bake into the oven at a high temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes
  8. Remove from the oven; then serve and enjoy your dish!
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