lahm biajeen – ground meat pizza

DOUGH INGREDIENTS:
1 tablespoon dried yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3-1/2 cups sifted flour
FILLING INGREDIENTS
1 lb. lean ground meat
3 onions, medium size, chopped
1 cup pine nuts
salt, pepper and cinnamon

Mix yeast with warm water, let stand for 5 minutes.

Add over the oil, sugar, salt and flour. Mix well.

Knead the dough very well for 8-10 minutes. Put in a greased pan. Turn dough in pan, cover with a cloth and let stand in a warm place till double in size for 45 minutes.

Mix the filling mixture together.

Cut the dough into five portions. Roll each portion into a circle 1/2 inch thick.

Spread the fillings over the five circles. Put into a greased pan and bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or till slightly brown. Serve them with yoghurt as main dish.

From “One Thousand and One Delights” by Nahda Salah