Meat Pies - Lahme Bi Ajeen

The best recipe out there for this savory yet light meat pie that will have you coming back for more.

Add the sugar, yeast and hot water to a bowl. Allow to rest for 10 minutes until yeast activates and creates a foam to the surface.

Add flour, mix until sticky.  Add a sprinkle of water if the dough is tough and knead well. Slowly add in the olive oil and knead until dough has formed.

Use immediately or for best results, cover with oiled saran wrap and cover again with kitchen towel and set aside for ½ hour.

Preheat oven to 450°F, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl add all the meat filling ingredients and mix well.

Make 2 inch size dough balls, flatten out on the baking sheet to make a mini circular pie.   Add 2-3 tablespoons of the meat mix and press down to cover most of the round pie.

Bake for about 14 minutes then broil until lightly golden brown if needed.  

Garnish with minced parsley, squeeze of lemon, and crushed red pepper. Enjoy!!