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Recipe for Kreatopita – Greek Meat Pie

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147091564Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 chopped finely onion
  • 1/2 cup (or olive oil) Butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup crumbs
  • 1 cup grated (or Parmesan) Kefalotiri cheese
  • Chopped parsley
  • 3/4 lb. phyllo (pastry sheets)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

Sauté the ground beef and onions lightly in butter or olive oil.

Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients except pastry sheets and olive oil.

Mix well in a large bowl.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Oil a 9×13 inch baking pan and line with 6 pastry sheets, brushing each with oil. The pastry sheets must come up the sides of the pan.

Spread the meat filling evenly and cover with remaining pastry sheets, brushing each sheet with oil.

Fold the edges under to seal in the filling.

Score with a sharp knife the three top pastry sheets in 3 inch strips from one end of the baking pan to the other.

Brush the top with remaining oil and sprinkle with water.

Place the pan in the center of the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the pita is golden brown.

Cut into squares and serve hot.

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