Ground Beef Borek Recipe
There are some food pairs that I can't think apart from each other. One of them is ground beef borek and ayran. Tea if the porek is with cheese, spinach or leek, but ayran if it is ground beef. If there's one thing I can't make a choice about, it's tea and simit and ayran and simit. I love both of them so much that I can't choose. Maybe I can make a distinction between tea and simit for breakfast and ayran and simit during the day.
I share my preferences like this from time to time, but I am not rigid about it. I don't discriminate any food except for a few foods I really can't eat. Especially if it was made and served for me. I can't say "but there is no tea with it" to someone who offers a spinach borek. Especially I would never make comments such as "if you had put sugar/salt less" etc. If there is a very obvious lack of something, probably the person who makes it is already aware of it. And probably they didn't do it consciously, something went wrong. Anything can happen in the kitchen at any time.
Everything is not always perfect. There's no point in me saying that and making them feel bad. At maximum I will eat two bites of food that I don't like very much. Is it too much for someone who's worked for me for hours? If you have a habit of sharing the first things that cross your mind about the things you eat, without filtering, evaluate what you do from this perspective.
I have shared a ground beef borek recipe before. But since ground beef börek is not my first choice, I haven't shared the recipe for a hand-made one up to now. I craved something I didn't like (ground beef borek) when I saw it in something I watched recently. I did it at the first opportunity. As I was making it, I wanted to share the recipe.
Thus, after the recipes of hand-rolled cheese borek, hand-rolled leek borek, hand-rolled spinach rose borek, hand-rolled borek with chickpeas, hand-rolled phyllo and cheese borek, a new one was added to the hand-rolled böreks. If you live abroad, if you don't have a reliable and good yufka around, you will need them all, don't forget to add them to your favourites.
Can we not use currants?
Yes you can. You don't need to put anything else in its place. Just don't use it.
Is The Tray Not Greased?
It is not greased. Since the pastry is already oily enough, it greases the tray itself.
No Eggs on it?
Yes, no eggs are used. When the egg is applied on top, it turns brown in a very short time. But since it is a pastry made from raw dough, it takes time to cook inside. The frying time of the egg will not be enough for this. The protein contained in the butter in the oil mixture used for greasing is sufficient for the browning of the borek at the right time.
Enjoy the recipe...
For the dough;
- 3.5 cups of flour,
- 1.5 cups of warm water,
- 1 teaspoon of salt.
For the filling;
- 500 g ground beef,
- 1 onion, chopped,
- 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil,
- 1/2 cup of currants,
- Black pepper,
- A handful of chopped parsley.
- 1/2 cup of oil,
- 2 spoonful of butter.
- For the filling heat the olive oil, add the chopped onion and fry until soft,
- Add the ground beef and stir fry until it changes colour,
- Add currants, cumin, black pepper and salt, mix and remove from heat,
- Add parsley and mix,
- For the dough, take the water and salt in a bowl,
- Add the flour little by little and start kneading,
- When the dough starts to come together, take it to the counter and knead for ten minutes, adding flour when necessary,
- Cover and rest for ten minutes,
- Knead again, divide into six pieces and rest for ten more minutes,
- In the meantime, take the oil and butter in a sauce pan and heat them,
- Take one of the dough pices on the counter and drizzle oil and butter mixture on it,
- Press it with both hands and expand it sideways,
- Expand it by pulling slowly from the edges with your hand,
- When the patterns of the ground under the dough begin to appear and it starts to slightly torn, it means that it is ready,
- Sprinkle one-sixth of the filling on it, roll it and place it into a baking tray,
- Roll and wrap the other pieces in the same way and place them into the tray,
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C degrees until golden brown.