As I’m sitting here writing this post I salivate just looking at these pictures and wish there were a couple more of these pies left. I had these for the first time years ago in Michigan from an Arabic bakery and ever since then I was hooked. I love these types of pies.
Lahmacun simply means meat with dough and it’s a round, very thin piece of dough, much thinner than pizza, topped with minced meat, usually beef or lamb, and vegetables and herbs. They are then baked and usually served sprinkled with some lemon juice and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, peppers or onions and then wrapped up.
The dough is pretty similar with pizza dough but you use milk instead of water and the dough has to be rolled out very thinly, about 2 mm in thickness. The meat mixture here was ground beef mixed with a mixture of onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, spices and herbs. It was a pretty spicy mixture because I used about a tsp of chili flakes, but if you don’t like the spiciness just omit the chili flakes.
If you want to impress someone I guarantee you these pies will surely impress. They impressed me and I’m the one who made them. Lol!