Puffed Esfiha with Meat

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According to history, the origin of esfiha puff pastry with meat came even before Christ, through people called Phoenicians. They were used to putting meat with onions on top of bread discs (pita bread) and this was a very typical food of the time. But with the crossings and crusades, this type of esfiha reached Italy, which is where they replaced meat with cheese and gave rise to pizzas.

The Arabs spread the first recipe to several regions in the Middle East and even Africa, so it is very common to find different types of esfihas in these regions.

Now that you know a little about the origin of esfihas, one of the original recipes of Arabic cuisine has been made available so that you can enjoy this recipe that is incredibly tasty and different. In addition, all the ingredients and the method of preparation are mentioned in an easy way so that you can make this recipe.


1/2 kg of ground beef
2 large chopped onions
3 tablespoons of fresh curd
lemon juice or pomegranate sauce
Syrian Pepper

How to Make Puff Pastry Esfiha with Meat: 

Make the puff pastry (Recipe Here) and press the center of the pieces of dough to fill. For the stuffing, leave the onion in water and salt until softened. Place the curds in a cloth bag, letting the water drain for 2 hours. Then, sauté the onion in butter, add the meat, seasonings and mix well. Take off the heat and add the curds, lemon juice (or pomegranate sauce) and season with salt and Syrian pepper to taste. Finally, spread the filling over the esfihas. Bake in a hot oven at first and then in a low oven. 

Additional information

You can see how puff pastry esfiha with meat can be a great recipe to make for afternoon snacks and even at night. You can serve this recipe to friends and family, as she is very affectionate to share these moments. 

You can also make some snacks to accompany the recipe, such as snacks, pâtés and sauces. It is advisable that you make a sauce that is based on lemon, as it is an element that combines very well the meat and the pasta of the esfiha.

In these moments you can enjoy all kinds of drinks, because the esfiha combined with soft drinks, drinks and even beers combine super well and make this moment more pleasant. 

From there, just taste this wonderful recipe and feel like you are in the Middle East, as this dish offers an incredible experience for your guests, friends and family. 

Now that you've learned how to make this delicious puff pastry esfiha with meat, how about also knowing other very tasty and practical recipes that we have here on the blog My Recipes? We have many options for snacks, treats and other delicious delicacies to make your day better

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