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Lahmajun Bread

Lahmajun Bread
Lahmajun Bread

Crisp, delicious, meat-topped Pitas. Some may call it “The Middle Eastern Pizza”. Serve it with tahini and a fresh salad on the side and enjoy!

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Lahmajun Bread


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Servings: 8 -10


For the dough

  • 3 ½ cups (500 grams) all purpose flour + a little more for kneading
  • 1 tablespoon (10 grams) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon (10 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil+ a little more
  • 1 ½ cups (360 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the meat

  • 1/2 lb (250 grams) ground beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) lemon juice
  • A handful of chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

For serving:


    The dough:

    • In a large standing mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine flour, yeast, and sugar. Mix for 1 minute.
    • Add olive oil, water and mix until blended.
    • Add salt, and let the mixer knead at a slow speed for 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth, shiny, and a little bit sticky! If the dough is not coming together, add a tiny bit of water.
    • Grease the dough with a little bit of oil, cover with plastic wrap or towel, and let it rise until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours.

    Preper the meat:

    • Mix together ground beef, onion, paprika, cumin, sugar, lemon juice, and parsley.
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • Preheat oven to 400°F/180°C.
    • Divide the dough into 8-10 equal pieces. Roll into balls the size of baseballs. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.
    • Roll each dough ball to about ¼ inch (½ cm) thickness with a rolling pin.
    • Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the beef mixture.
    • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pitas are golden and the meat is done.
    • Serve warm with chopped tomatoes and tahini sauce on the side.

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