Last nights initial dinner plan was a homemade chicken noodle soup… and then the sun was shinning and it was close to 50 degrees outside. During a normal February day in Ohio it would be gloomy, snowy, and freezing outside, aka soup weather. Not so much the case for today (which I am so okay with!). Chicken noodle soup, will just have to wait.
Instead, I was really in the mood for some home cooked Arabic food. This is the middle eastern version of goulash, and its so so yummy. It can be made with ground beef or with a feta cheese blend. This is one of grandma’s recipes, it was my first time making it and she will be pleased to know that it turned out delicious!
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package defrosted philo dough (usually found in frozen food section)
- 1 cup butter (or margarine) melted
1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Heat oil in pan. Add onion. Once onions are golden yellow, add ground beef. Cook ground beef until completely browned, drain any excess fat. Season ground beef with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Melt 1 cup of butter. Brush 13 x 9 baking dish liberally with butter. Cut philo dough to fit baking dish (I had to cut mine in half). Begin layering philo dough one sheet at a time. Between every 3-4 layers, brush liberally with butter. Continue until 1/2 way through phil dough sheets.
4. Once half way through philo dough sheets, add cooked ground beef evenly. Continue layering philo dough sheets, still adding butter between every 3-4 sheets. Once last sheet has been placed, section with knife into sizes that you’d like to serve. Place final layer of butter.
5. Bake in oven, uncovered for 45 minutes. For first 20 minutes place on low rack, during remaining time place in middle rack of oven.
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I hear ya–we were finally supposed to see some rain today in LA and we’ve barely seen a drop! Argh, frustrating. Anyways, this sounds delicious! I’m sure your grandma would be proud. 🙂