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Armenian Doughless Meat Pie Recipe

Armenian Doughless Meat Pie Recipe

Meat Pie is a staple in many different cultures. A meat pie is usually a pie (dough) filled with meat and other savory ingredients. Cultures all over the world have a different version of it from the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Europe, Ghana, Australia, Argentina, to many Middle Eastern communities. They all use some kind of a dough and fill it with the savory and meat ingredients.

Here, we have a different version of a meat pie where there is no dough. The meat is shaped into a large, flat patty and topped with potatoes and tomatoes.

For all those that are weary of eating too many starchy carbohydrates and those who are gluten intolerant or simply do not like dough, this meat pie dish is for you.

Armenian Doughless Meat Pie

1 lb ground beef

1 medium onion

1 bunch of parsley

2 to 3 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into ½ inch thick round

2 to 3 medium tomatoes, sliced into ½ inch thick slices

1 teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

¼ cup vegetable or corn oil to oil the pan

Chop the onion and the parsley, mix with the ground meat, the salt and the pepper.  Pour the oil into an oven proof pan, lay the meat on top of the oil flattening it as a pie dough with your hand.  Arrange the potato slices on top of the meat. Arrange the tomato slices on top of the potato slices. Sprinkle with salt and cook for one hour in a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven.

Serves 4

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