Meat and feta phyllo pies

Recipe from: 8/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 16
Servings 6
Time 45

Ingredients

  • 45
    ml
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion (chopped)
  • 2
    garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 250
    g
    lean beef mince
  • 250
    g
    pork or lamb mince
  • 5
    ml
    ground cinnamon
  • 10
    ml
    grated lemon zest
  • 250
    g
    grated courgettes
  • 2
    large eggs,lightly beaten
  • 100
    g
    cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 150
    g
    feta cheese, crumbled
  • 8
    piquante peppers (chopped)
  • 1
    flat-leaf parsley (packet)
  • 1
    roll phyllo pastry
  • 100
    ml
    melted butter
  • tzatziki (to serve)
 

Method

60
 

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat.

Sauté the onion for two minutes, then stir in the garlic.

Add the mince and stir until the juices have evaporated. Stir in the cinnamon and lemon zest, then add the courgettes and continue to cook until they are soft.

Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Stir in the eggs, cheese, piquanté peppers and parsley, then set aside.

Brush a sheet of phyllo pastry with melted butter.
Cover with another sheet of pastry.
Leaving a 5 cm gap on either side of the phyllo pastry, spoon some of the filling 5cm from the top of one of the narrow sides to make a shape about 15cm long and 8cm wide.

Fold the short edges in over the meat, then roll up to form a rectangular pie.
Place in a greased roasting tin.
Repeat with the remaining pastry, butter and filling.

Arrange the pies close together and brush with melted butter.
Use a sharp serrated knife to cut diagonal slits into the surface of each pie, taking care not to cut through all the layers of pastry.

Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes or until crispy and golden.
Serve hot with tzatziki and a salad of bitter salad leaves, roasted brinjal and red peppers.

 

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