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syrian sfeeha (meat pies)

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Tracy Alexander
Salem, MA

These little meat pies really easy to make, and my kids have loved them since they were toddlers, which to me makes a successful dish! They are traditionally made with lamb, but I have always used ground turkey for a lower fat, affordable substitute.

(2 ratings)

Ingredients For syrian sfeeha (meat pies)

  • 2 can
    refrigerated biscuits, grand sized
  • 2 c
    onions, finely minced
  • olive oil
  • 2 lb
    ground turkey
  • 8 oz
    diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley (or 1/4 c. dry reconstituted)
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • cayenne pepper
  • allspice
  • pepper
  • 1/3 c
    sesame tahini (for post-cook)

How To Make syrian sfeeha (meat pies)

  • 1
    Place biscuits on baking sheets. Flatten slightly, and press a well into each. They'll look like little dough bowls. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a bowl, mix all ingredients *except* lemon juice and tahini. Use the seasonings in the recipe to your taste. Cook this mixture in a frying pan.
  • 3
    When cooked: Stir in sesame tahini and lemon juice. Use this mixture to fill the dents in the biscuits.
  • 4
    Bake meat pies according to directions on the biscuit can.

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