Homemade Lahmajun Meat Pie Recipe – Լահմաջուն

Homemade Lahmajun Meat Pie Recipe – Լահմաջուն


Homemade Lahmajun  Meat Pie Recipe

Lahmajun: an Armenian dish made of bread and spiced minced meat ,with tomato sauce and parsley . Very flavorful and delicious , yet so easy to make.This dish is often called as Middle Eastern or Armenian pizza .I still think the word pizza is not what really describes this specific dish.Traditional Lahmajun  Meat Pie Recipe is made with ground lamb,I’ve tried making it with other ground meats such as: beef,turkey, chicken. By far half & half beef with lamb worked the best.When choosing meat for Lahmajun ,make sure to use something with at least 25-30% fat, that way you’ll have really juicy and tasty Lahmajun meat pie .And feel free to use your preferred spices to season the meat.As for the bread part of it,it’s really simple : water,salt ,flour .Of course you can also make it with regular bread dough.Just as pizza, Lahmajun Recipe can be made different sizes: mini, medium or large, just make it at your presence .You can bake it in the oven or in a non stick pan with tide cover.

Homemade Lahmajun Meat Pie Recipe - Լահմաջուն
Enjoy the recipe and happy baking!!!

Ingredients

For the filling:

About 1 Lbs /500 Grams fresh ground lamb (I also make these with ground beef or turkey,or mix both, use whatever you prefer and make sure it’s good quality fresh meat )

About 15 oz /400 grams tomato sauce

1 Tsp tomato paste

1 Tbs red pepper sauce ( I use the hot kind )

1 Large onion coarsely chopped

3-4 garlic cloves

½ Cup fresh chopped parsley




1 Green chili pepper sliced (cleaned from the seeds)

1 Tsp ground black pepper

1 Tsp paprika

½ Tsp cayenne pepper

1 ½ Tsp salt (add more later if needed)

 

For the dough

1 ½ Cups of warm water

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp baking powder (optional)

3-4 Cups all purpose flour ,add more needed (the dough has to be soft but not sticky)

Tip:

Lahmajun can be made with the bread dough:to the same recipe add 1 tsp instant yeast, remove baking powder and let the dough rest until doubled in size (in a warm place)
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Directions

Start by making the dough

In a mixing bowl combine:3 cups flour,salt and baking powder ,give it a quick mix (I use hands to make this dough,you can also use your mixer with the hook attachment )

Start adding the water and continue mixing until the dough is formed

Add the additional 1 cup flour if needed

Transfer onto floured surface and knead 3-4 minutes

Place the dough into lightly greased bowl

Cover with towel and let it rest while you make the filling

To make the filling




In a food processor combine all the ingredients listed above, except the meat

Puls for a few minutes until smooth without any chunks

Pour the mixture over the meat and mix well

The filling should have smooth paste texture ,like a soft spread

At this point you can preheat oven to 470° F ,if you want the bake them

Or you can bake these on top of the oven,in a non stick pan, covered (my favorite kind)

Making Lahmajun / thin crust pizza

Generously flour your working surface

Divide the dough into small balls ,approx. walnut size (I also make these larger or smaller as you prefer )

Roll out the dough very thin ,use as much flour as you need to help you rolling easier

Shake off any additional flour

Spoon the filling on the dough ,about 1 tablespoon or more

Spread evenly with a spoon,leaving at least ½ inches of the dough plain,just to form the crust,like if you spread tomato sauce on the pizza

If baking in the oven use a lined baking sheet and bake about 7-10 minutes or until the crust is golden color,ready lahmajun should look like a very thin crust pizza

If baking on top of the oven ,cook 3-5 minutes only, until the bottom part is cooked and bubbles start forming on the crust ,make sure you cover it tight while cooking

Ready lahmajun can be folded in half and set on top of each other

You can enjoy it with fresh squeezed lemon juice, some fresh greens or as is

Homemade Lahmajun Meat Pie Recipe - Լահմաջուն

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Homemade Lahmajun Meat Pie Recipe – Լահմաջուն

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11 Comments

  1. Thanks for this wonderful, unique recipe … I am gonna try this for sure!! Nice video… And loved the music and song that played in the end. How do I search for that song in YouTube?

    • Hi Nvard jan,
      I don’t do anything , it really depends on what kind of meat you use ,if it’s full fat , the fats will melt away and you may think it gathered ,with less fat meat that won’t happen , also, some add a tablespoon or more flour to their meat filling ,to make it more thicker ,I’d assume that also prevents from gathering
      You can try that if you like

  2. Hi Heghineh
    What temperature in the oven do you bake them? In the bottom or center of oven? Thank you! I would like to try it.

  3. I enjoy watching you and your family
    your videos are like cooking with a friend
    keep doing what you do so well

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