SWIRLED BOREK WITH GROUND BEEF & PEAS
This borek is the second one I tried with peas. I couldn't take the picture of first one but I was very pleased with the additional flavor of peas. The swirled shape is another presentation of Turkish borek.
Makes 24 boreks.
- 3 round Turkish pastry sheets
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 lb of ground beef
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas
- 1 large onion (chopped )
- 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
- 1 egg yolk
- sesame seeds
In a medium skillet, cook ground beef with 2 tbs of vegetable oil on a medium heat. When the beef is done add chopped onion into the skillet and cook them together for 5 minutes. Turn of the heat off and add peas, black pepper and salt. Stir and set a side.
Mix yogurt and vegetable oil in a bowl.Divide each sheet into 8 equal triangles.Take one of the triangular, brush with 1-2 tbsp of yogurt-vegetable oil mixture over the surface of triangle. Place two tbsp of filling on one of the wide side of each triangle and roll it up.Swirl this roll around itself. Place all the rolls in a baking dish side by side ( no place between them ). Pour 1/2 cup of milk on top and let it rest in the refrigerator until rolls absorb the milk completly.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Take the rolls out and place them on the baking sheet. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Bake for about 45 minutes or until nicely brown.