Ground Meat Pie (Kimadopita)
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • A package of phyllo dough (mine here had 6 thick sheets)
  • 500 gr./17 oz. ground beef
  • 300 gr./ 10 oz. finely chopped tomatoes (I used canned)
  • 1 large onion or two small, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 200 gr./ 7 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 100 gr./3.5 oz. Edam cheese, ground
  • A handful of cracked wheat
  • Olive oil to oil the phyllo sheets
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a skillet put the 3 tbsp of olive oil in high heat and sauté the onion for couple of minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté.
  3. Throw the ground beef and sauté for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the wine and let boil until most of it has been evaporated.
  5. Next add the chopped tomatoes, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, sugar and bay leaves. Lower heat to low and simmer for 50 minutes.
  6. Remove from fire, add the cracked wheat and cheese and stir to combine.
  7. Preheat oven to 175°/ 375° F.
  8. Take a rectangular pan 24cmX35cm/ 9in X 13in and oil it very well.
  9. Divide your phyllo sheets equally in two batches.
  10. Put one phyllo sheet so as the bottom of the pan to be covered and some of the phyllo to fall out of the pan.
  11. Oil it and place the next sheet.
  12. Oil again and add the 3rd phyllo sheet.
  13. At this point I added the ground meat filling since my package had 6 thick sheets of phyllo.
  14. On top of the filling add the 4th phyllo.
  15. Oil again and place the 5th and 6th accordingly.
  16. Oil the surface of the pie and cut the top phyllo sheets in pieces.
  17. Put at the lower level of your oven and bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  18. Let it cool and serve.
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