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Sfiha (Lebanese Meat Pie)

Sfiha (Lebanese Meat Pie)
Sfiha (Lebanese Meat Pie)

Whenever I make these pies, I have to make a lot of them, as these get eaten in no time.

I usually eat quite a few of these also, which make them so incredibly dangerous; if you are watching your waist line.

They are pillows of heaven filled on Lebanese pride and flavors.

This recipe yields 20 units of each filling.


For the Dough:

3 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 cup of yogurt

1/2 cup olive oil

½ teaspoon of salt

½ tablespoon dried yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1/3 cup warm

For the filling:

1 medium onion (chopped)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoon salt

300 gr. of minced beef

2 medium tomatoes (chopped)

1 tablespoon of all spices

A handful of pine nuts to garnish (optional)


1. In a bowl mix: flour, salt, sugar and yeast; then add the ¼ cup of olive oil, yogurt and warm water. Mix until a smooth dough. Let it rest for at least 1 hour. Then make 20 equal balls.

2. In another bowl mix: the beef, one onion, tomatoes and all spices, mix well and keep cool.

3. Flatten each ball into a round and filled with the spinach mixture closing it into small corners transforming the round into a square, garnish with pine nuts and bake for 30 minutes or until meat completely cooked.

4. Serve both pies warm.


1. You can serve the meat pie with yogurt dressing or garlic dressing.



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