Paynirlì with Ground Beef
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Dough
  • 206 gr. / 7 oz. All-Purpose Flour
  • 206 gr. / 7 oz. semolina
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 25 gr. / 1 oz. olive oil
  • 255 to 283 gr. / 9 to 10 oz. lukewarm water
For the Ground Beef
  • 500 gr. / 1 lb ground beef
  • 300 gr. / 10 oz. finely chopped tomatoes (I used canned)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp from each of the following: nutmeg, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, chili
  • A small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Couple of tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 egg per boat
  • Butter for brushing the Paynirlì and put on top of them after they are out of the oven
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Ground Beef
  1. In a skillet put the 3 tbsp of olive oil in medium/high heat and saute the onion for couple of minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour the wine and continue to saute until almost all wine is absorbed.
  4. Next add the chopped tomatoes, herbs sugar and spices and bay leaves.
  5. Lower heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes.
  6. Take out the bay leaves.
  7. Remove from fire and put aside to cool.
For the Dough
  1. I placed all the ingredients for the dough in my bread maker machine in the dough circle and let it do all the job.
  2. When it finished I halved the dough and put the one half in the fridge for future use.
  3. With the rest half I made four Paynirlì.
  4. If you don’t have a bread maker machine, do the following:
  5. In your stand mixer place all the ingredients and beat until a smooth and soft dough is formed around the hook.
  6. Preheat oven to 200˚C / 400˚ F.
  7. Let the half dough you will use, rise for 45 minutes and then divide it again in four and start to knead making four oval thin disks.
  8. In the center of each arrange the ground beef.
  9. Start from the tips by covering them and seal them just like in the pictures.
  10. At this point you can sprinkle some grated cheese on top but this completely optional.
  11. Brush the dough with butter and place them in the oven and bake them for about 15 minutes or until the dough is ready and golden.
  12. Remove from the oven cut a small piece of butter and place it on top of the beef along with an egg either poached or sunny side up.
  13. Serve while warm.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe for the dough adapted from King Arthur Flour
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