• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Recipe video above. If you think this Borek looks amazing, just wait until you taste it!! A spiced lamb filling littered with pine nuts and currants encased in layers up on layers of flaky filo pastry arranged in a dramatic spiral, this pastry goes by various names incuding burek, bourekas, and byrek.It's an excellent return on effort, looking so much more difficult than it actually is to make!Vegetarian version - Use the spinach feta filling from Spanakopita!

    Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 onion (, finely diced (1 small or 1/2 a large))
    • 2 garlic cloves (, finely minced)
    • 600g / 1.2 lb lamb mince ((ie. ground lamb, or substitute beef))
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    • 3/4 tsp each of ground coriander, cinnamon, paprika ((plain or sweet paprika))
    • 1/2 tsp allspice ((sub mixed spice or similar spice mix))
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or Turkish red pepper flakes ((reduce for less spicy))
    • 1/2 tsp black pepper
    • 1 1/4 tsp salt ((cooking / kosher salt, OR 1 tsp table salt))
    • 1/3 cup currants ((or raisins or sultanas, roughly chopped))
    • 1/3 cup pine nuts (, toasted (Note 1))
    • 1 cup tomato passata ((tomato puree in US, Note 2))
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
    • 30g / 2 tbsp unsalted butter (, melted)
    • 12 sheets phyllo pastry ((Note 3))
    • 25g / 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter (, melted and cooled)
    • White sesame seeds ((optional))
    • 1 cup plain yogurt
    • 1/4 tsp garlic (, finely grated)
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • Pinch of salt

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 5
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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