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Middle Eastern pastries

Middle Eastern pastries


Turn lamb mince into these tasty triangular pastries which are perfect for midweek dinners.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 50



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 medium red onion, halved, thinly sliced

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 300g lamb mince

  • 2 teaspoons Middle Eastern spice mix

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 medium ripe tomato, finely chopped

  • 80g (1/2 cup) frozen peas

  • 35g low-fat feta, crumbled

  • 1/4 cup finely shredded fresh mint

  • 2 sheets (25 x 25cm) frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • 01

    Preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Heat oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft.

  • 02

    Increase heat to high. Add the garlic and lamb and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up lumps, for 2 minutes or until lamb changes colour. Add the spice mix and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Remove from heat. Add the lemon juice, tomato, peas, feta and mint and stir to combine.

  • 03

    Cut the pastry sheets into quarters. Divide the lamb mixture among the centres of the pastry squares. Brush the edges of the pastry with egg and fold over to form triangles and enclose the filling. Press the edges together to seal.

  • 04

    Place the triangles on the prepared tray. Lightly brush with egg and sprinkle over sesame seeds. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve with the roasted beetroot & silver beet.



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