Great Yia Yia Manutes' Bourekia Recipe

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Great Yia Yia Manutes' Bourekia

Christine Wickham


My great greek Yia Yia - - Her recipes are loose guidelines at best. There were many pinches, dashes and splashes. This is her Bourekia. Enjoy!

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30 Min
30 Min


1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 lb
ground pork
1 pkg
phyllo dough
1/2 can(s)
tomato paste, no salt added
1/2 c
grated cheese (i prefer mozzarella, feta or parmesan)
salt, onion salt, garlic salt, pepper (to taste)
1 stick
butter, melted (for brushing on dough)


1Brown beef & pork in a skillet or frying pan using a small amount of oil.
2Add 1/2 tin of tomato paste
3Add 1/2 cup grated (or crumbled if you're using feta) cheese
4Add salt, pepper, onion & garlic salt to taste (This is where the dashes and the pinches come in.)
5Beat one egg and add to meat mixture when it has cooked and cooled.
6cut phyllo dough length wise to create two long pieces.
7brush dough strips with butter
8add meat mixture and roll into cigar shaped rolls. (It is sometimes easier to place phyllo strips on wax paper or parchment paper since they are so thin and tear easily.)
9Bake until golden brown.(roughly 30 minutes)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers, Pork
Hashtags: #greek, #Bourekia, #Yia