Yugoslavian Burek

Recipe by L. Duch
READY IN: 30mins




  • Heat a large frying pan and add the oil.
  • Saute the onion until soft, and then add the beef, spices, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook until the meat is crumbly but not dry.
  • Cool completely before you continue.
  • Lay 1 sheet of phyllo dough on the counter.
  • Brush with some of the butter.
  • Place a heaping 1/3 cup of meat mixture acrosss the sheet along the long side, 2 inches from edge.
  • Fold the bottom over the meat mixture and roll into a snake shape.
  • Cut the roll in half and coil each roll into a snail shape.
  • Place on a nonstick baking sheet and butt the end up against the edge of the pan to prevent uncoiling.
  • Brush with additional butter.
  • Bake in a prheated oven at 375 degrees for 15-20 min or until just golden.
  • Keep the remaining sheets of phyllo dough covered with plastic, and work quickly to prevent in from drying out.