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KREATOPITA: BEEF PIE

 

KREATOPITA: BEEF & PHYLLO PIE

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Ingredients

  • Serves 8-10:
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 pounds, lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 (16 ounces) can tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • egg wash: 1 egg with 1-2 tablespoons milk or water

Instructions

1

Preheat oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit, 190 degrees Celsius.

2

​Begin by making the meat sauce. Cook onion, garlic cloves, and olive oil over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes or until soft and golden.

3

​Add ground beef, spices, canned tomato,​ ​and​ mix well. Pour the water over the meat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook until sauce thickens. About 30 minutes. Add parsley and mix well.

4

Cool completely.

5

​Roll out the puff pastry to 19 inches wide by 14.5 inches long. This will be the top and bottom crust.

6

​Arrange the pastry dough into a 10-inch​ deep baking dish.

7

​Pour the meat sauce into the dish and top with feta and mozzarella cheese.

8

​Fold the pastry dough over the sauce.

9

​Beat the egg with water and brush this egg wash over the top of puff pastry. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano.

10

Bake 45 minutes - 1 hour or until the top crust is a deep golden brown and puffy. Lift the layer to make sure that the pastry is completely cooked through.

11

​Enjoy!

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