Lebanese Meat Pies (Sfeeha)

Recipe by Abby Falck
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 8 pies




  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Cut the pizza dough into 8 pieces, form the pieces into balls, cover and let sit.
  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the meat, onion, and pine nuts and cook until the meat is browned and the onions are transparent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, stir until completely combined, and remove from heat. Taste and add more tomato paste or seasonings if needed. Set aside.
  • To form the pies: Flatten a ball of dough into a disk. Roll out into a circle about 6" wide and 1/8" thick.
  • Place some of the filling - about 1/4 cup - into the center of the dough.
  • Fold the edges of the dough over the filling into a triangle, pinching the seams to seal them and leaving a small opening in the center. (You can also fold it into a square, or spread the filling out to the edges and leave the pies flat.).
  • Place the pies on a lightly-oiled baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the dough has started to brown.