Tuesday, February 26, 2013




8 oz (1/2 pound) ground beef
6 pita bread, Greek style
4 roman tomatoes (You can use petite cut can tomatoes)
1 medium onion
1 tbsp pepper paste (See picture above)
1-2 tbsp olive oil or butter
1 bunch of parsley (use for filling and garnish)
4 small colorful peppers, ½ cup chopped for filling and 6 julienne pieces for top (optional)
1 tsp sweet paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
(Optional: Add ¼-1/8 tsp cayenne pepper if you like spicy)

1. Preheat the oven 400 F.

2. Prepare the filling: Use a food processor to chop parsley and then add the tomatoes and make a puree. Pour this mixture into a mixing bowl.

3. Chop the onions and peppers in the food processor but do not liquidity.  Pour over tomato-parsley mixture in the mixing bowl.

4. Add the ground beef, pepper paste, olive oil, and paprika. Season it with salt and pepper. Then mix the ingredients and knead thoroughly with your hand. Divide the meat filling into 6 equal parts.

5. Take 1/6 of the meat filling and spread on pita bread evenly. Leave about a 1/3 inch border around the edge.

6. Repeat steps with the remaining pita bread and filling mixture. Put colorful peppers over each pita (optional).

7. Have tray (s) ready. Arrange lahmacun on tray and bake about 15-20 minutes.

8. Let cool couple minutes and serve.

9. Lahmacun is generally served sprinkled with lemon juice and wrapped around vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, and parsley. You can serve with a light salad, garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.



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