Meat pies (Middle East, Palestine)


  • 2 lbs hamburger
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly browned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine


Saute onions in butter until tender.
Add meat and spices. Saute until tender.
Add browned pine nuts and lemon/vinegar. When cool, its ready to be used for stuffing.
roll out the 2 1/2" ball of dough out to 4" circles (more like squares with rounded edges).
Put a heaping tablespoon of filling on each circle.
Fold the bottom to the middle and bring in sides to center to form triangle (I you put one corner directly in front of you, then you would fold down the top corner, and bring in the sides, and you should have a triangle).
Press down seams firmly and pinch ends together.
Grease pan and place pies on pan (seams down), and brush tops with olive oil.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until pies are golden brown.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (125g)
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 289

Calories from Fat 205
Amount Per Serving

Total Fat 22.9g

Saturated Fat 8.6g

Monounsaturated Fat 8.4g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9g

Trans Fat 0.9g

Cholesterol 73mg
Sodium 325mg
Potassium 340mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.1g

Dietary Fiber 0.5g

Sugars 1.0g

Protein 18.0g
The food is a any day meal. its made of hamburger form cows.most people eat them on holidays and regular days. the middle east exports a lot of food to other country's around the world because they have so much food that can be grown .

holiday foods are easy roast leg of lamb, crown lamb roast,Hummus and pita bread are just some of the holiday foods.