Arayes (Mini Meat Calzones)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by AaliyahsAaronsMum

A middle eastern dish, these are mini meat calzones. Serve these with hummus, arabic salad or pickles for mezze or starters. Please note, for baharat spice mix, you may go to Baharat Spice Blend.

Top Review by craigsusan

FROM: Susan On November 7, 2009 This was just as good as any I have had at a Middle Eastern restaurant. I have been passing this around to lots of my friends. I can't wait to make it for my son-in-law who is from Beirut.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to gas mark 4/350F/180°C.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the minced lamb, with the chopped onion and tomato, crushed garlic, salt, spice mix, parsley, lemon juice and toasted pine nuts and mix well.
  3. Cut bread into quarters.
  4. Open up the quartered bread pieces and spread a heaped tablespoonful of meat mixture in a thin layer into one side of the bread and press down to close.
  5. Brush both sides of the bread with oil.
  6. Place on a baking tray and bake in the centre shelf of the oven for half an hour, turning once after 15 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with hummus.

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