Sfeeha Yafawiyeh (Spiral Meat Pies)

Palestinian spiral pies stuffed with seasoned meat and chopped onions. They can be served as a main dish, a snack, or a side dish. Give them a try!


flour salt oil water red onion ground beef 7 spice coriander powder garlic powder onion powder black pepper cumin cinnamon sumac salt fried pine nuts

How To Make The Dough

Mix together the flour and salt, then add the warm water and two tablespoons of oil.

Knead together until a soft dough forms, using an extra 1-2 tablespoons of oil to knead the flour so it isn’t too sticky.

Once done, divide into 10-12 equal balls, and rest on a lightly floured surface, covered in plastic wrap. Rest for a minimum of 1 hour.

As the dough rests, start on the beef filling.

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How To Make The Filling

Add oil to your skillet and heat up before adding the finely diced onion. Sauté for five minutes, until softened and fragrant.

Add the beef and break it apart so it stays in small chunks.

Add all the spices and mix well, cooking it for about 7-10 minutes, until browned and no longer pink.

Fry or toast ¼ cup of pine nuts or blanched almonds, add to the beef and mix. Let it cool before filling the dough.

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Once the dough is rested, drizzle 1½ teaspoons of neutral oil onto a clean flat surface.

Add 1 dough ball to it, and flip it around so the top and bottom have oil.

Start spreading the dough around with your hand, you should see it get thinner and thinner as you spread. Spread until the surface you’re working on starts to peek through, but not have the dough ball rip.

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Place some beef filling onto the bottom side of the dough and start rolling it like a cinnamon roll. Roll all the way up, then tuck in one end piece before coiling it around each other. It should look like a swirl.

Place into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400℉ for 22-30 minutes, until the bottom is browned and you can broil for more color.

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