Lunch in a pita
Recipe by Raedh Rbah
photography by Veronica Yudkevich
Raedh makes a quick and super easy version of ‘safaeh’/’sfiha’ (a Lebanese meat pie) with just a pita bread. It's such a brilliant, yummy, kids-friendly idea for a lunch or a picnic, which is especially useful for busy moms who sometimes need to whip up a meal in no time.
Sfiha for very busy moms
500-700 grams ground meat (here beef)
1 small white onion, grated
2-4 small tomatoes, grated (add them one at a time to avoid a watery mixture)
1 cup finely chopped parsley
⅓ – ½ cup olive oil
1 Tbsp cinnamon
salt, pepper to taste
small thin pitas (about 10)
Heat the oven to 180°C – 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix them thoroughly into a relatively dry mixture.
Cut the pitas into half-moons or slice them open into two circles. Fill each pita half with one-two tablespoons of the mixture spreading it into a thin layer.
Arrange the stuffed pitas on the baking tray, bake for 10-15 min until pitas look crisp and golden.
Serve with a salad on the side.