The first time I tried this burek was when I got engaged, and went with my family to visit my husbands family. My mother in law made kiymali patatesli burek for us, and let me tell you it is my favourite burek of all time! She makes it the best! Mine comes in second place…but still very good 🙂
This is a yeast free dough, all you have to do is let it rest in a warm place. I like to add hot water in a large pot and put the bowl over and cover, the steam and heat helps it warm up fast.
If you want you can make this with ready dough like filo, or yufka that is a thicker filo dough.
For the dough you will need:
5 cups flour approx
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup olive oil or canola
1 tsp salt
In mixer or if making dough by hand, mix the yogurt, eggs, oil together start adding the flour and add the salt. Start to knead till forms smooth and firm but soft dough. Drizzle oil while kneading to prevent sticking and helps form a smooth dough.
Place in a greased bowl and let rest for 1/2 or to 45 mins.
1 lb lean ground beef
3 lightly boiled medium size potato’s
3 small onions or shallots
salt and pepper for seasoning, you may add spices of your choice if you like
Black seeds optional
1 egg and a spoon of milk
Whisk together the egg and milk
1/4 cup melted butter or olive oil for brushing the dough before you add the filling
Bring potato’s to boil in salted water till knife cuts through, make sure the potato’s are not too soft, still should be a bit firm.
Peel and shred potato’s with grater season with salt and pepper.
Dice onions and saute in pan till tender, season with salt.
Cook ground beef until crumbly, mix in with the onions and potato’s, taste and adjust seasoning.
Take dough and divide in quarters.
Flour the surface you will be working on and roll out dough till thin (the thinner the better) in a round or rectangular shape. Brush with melted butter or oil, spread some spoon fulls of filling and roll. Place on greased pan. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with black seeds. Bake at 375 till golden.
Cover the burek for 10-15 to soften, then cut and serve. Enjoy:)
If you like you can make it with ready dough like yufka, they come in triangles. All you have to do is add a few spoons of the filling at the wider part of the dough and roll, place in a greased pan. Take 1 egg and 1/4 cup olive oil whisk together and brush tops of the bureks and bake at 350 till golden. Cover for 10-15 mins to soften and remove from pan. Enjoy:)
Makes approx 20