This is a really delicious burek, it is full of flavour. You can make it with homemade dough, but I like to make with filo dough, makes life so much simpler!
What you will need:
- 1 pkg thawed filo dough
- 1 eggplant
- 1 tomato
- 1 cubanelle pepper
- 2-3 onions
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg or 2 eggs if you want a real nice golden crust like in the photo, I have made it both ways, doesn’t make a difference in taste.
Peel and slice eggplant into thin slices or small chunks. Chop veggies, and start sauteing the onions and peppers in olive oil and a tablespoon of butter add in the tomato paste. Once onions start to soften add in the eggplant, season with salt and pepper. Once the eggplant softens add the chopped tomato.
Cook until all the veggies are soft, add a splash of water as you don’t want a dry filling, add another splash if needed. Taste and re-season.
Melt butter and mix in with the olive oil, half cup of milk and egg.
Remove filo from package and roll out. Take a sheet of filo and fold over, with a pastry brush dab some of the olive oil/butter mixture and lay 2 tablespoon worth across the filo and roll up, place on a greased baking sheet.
Continue filling and rolling up until filling and filo is done.
Brush the tops with the olive oil/butter mixture and sprinkle some black seeds on top if desired. Bake at 375 until golden brown, takes about 25 to 35 minutes.