Aish Bel Lahm

"I found this recipe on the internet and thought it sounded good so I have posted it here to share and for safe keeping. It is spiced ground beef/lamb baked on top of flat bread. Recipe adapted from "Saudi Arabia Magazine" (an official publication of the Information Office of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia). The serving amount and time to make is my guess."
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:
2hrs 30mins
4-6 rounds




  • Dissolve yeast in half cup warm water.
  • Put flour in a large bowl, make a well in center and add eggs, oil, yeast, salt and pepper and cumin.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Add water a little at a time until you have a firm dough. Put dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Place dough in a warm place for at least two hours.
  • Chop leeks finely. Put in a colander and wash carefully until all dirt is removed. Pat dry with a tea cloth or paper towels.
  • Put ground beef, onion and salt into a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until cooked. Stir in leeks. Set aside until cool.
  • Mix tahini with vinegar, a little water, black pepper and salt. When you have a smooth paste add to leek and meat mixture, mixing thoroughly.
  • When dough has risen, roll out into circular shapes of medium thickness, spread the meat mixture over the dough leaving edge uncovered. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, and place in preheated 350°F oven for half an hour or until bread is baked.
  • Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


Have any thoughts about this recipe? Share it with the community!


<style>body { background: url(; background-repeat: repeat; }</style> I'm out of high school and living at home so I do a lot of cooking for my family. I love to cook, for me it is both relaxing and fun, especially when there are no time limits! I started baking when I was around 9. I began with making bread then I gradually went on to making meals. Besides cooking and baking I love to knit, paint, sew, and study languages my favorite being Arabic which maybe someday I will actually be able to speak. Most of the recipes I post are family favorites or at least my favorites. My ratings go something like this: 5 stars: Very good, I will definitely make this again. 4 stars: Liked it quite a bit and will make it again but there was either something I had to change or I will only make now and then in the future. If it is lower than these two there is something wrong with the recipe (b/c I'm not picky at all!) and I'll just leave you a comment.:) I hope you enjoy the recipes I post and thank you for your reviews! God bless, ~Leah <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="" height="360" width="480"><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" style="float:left;border-width: 0;" ></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" style="float:left;border-width: 0;" ></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="Like Merchants Ships" title="Like Merchants Ships" /></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="Shall Stand Forever" title="Shall Stand Forever" /></a> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 'Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." '(John 8:12) "For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13-14) "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23) "To forsake Christ for the world, is to leave a treasure for a trifle..eternity for a moment, reality for a shadow.."-William Jenkyn - 1613-1685 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <table style="text-align: center;"><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td><a style="color:#D35701; font-size: 14px; text-decoration: none; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight:bold" href="">Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade</a><a style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:12px; color:#0192B5; text-decoration: none;" href=""></a></td></tr></table> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src=""> <img src="">
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes