Ground Beef Pie (Simple Bisteeya)

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Total Time
20 mins
25 mins

Everyday Food, episode "Food For A Crowd" (2008)

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  1. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add oil. When shimmering, add onion and sweat until limp and translucent.
  2. Add cayenne, cinnamon, salt and pepper to beef; mix in well. Add beef to skillet. Add lemon juice to skillet. Cook 10 minutes until brown.
  3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add milk.
  4. Add parsley and almonds to skillet. Stir well. Cook until beef begins to brown. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.
  5. Lay out one sheet of phyllo. Keep remaining sheets covered with a damp cloth to prevent drying out. Brush sheet with olive oil. Cover with next sheet, rotated 30 degrees. Repeat oiling process; do not oil the last sheet. Transfer phyllo stack into an 8" pie plate.
  6. Add eggs to cooled meat and stir well. Pour into phyllo-lined pie plate. Fold phyllo edges up over the filling to cover. Brush exterior of phyllo with oil. Bake at 400F for 20-25 min until golden brown. Dust with a mixture of confectioner's sugar and cinnamon, slice and serve.