Lahmejun - Middle Eastern Spiced Meat Pies

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 208.6
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
  • Sodium: 551.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Lahmejun - Middle Eastern Spiced Meat Pies calories by ingredient


These are very popular in Armenia, my home country so I thought I'd share since we eat them frequently. These are very popular in Armenia, my home country so I thought I'd share since we eat them frequently.
Number of Servings: 24


    1 pound ground beef
    1/4 cup tomato paste
    1/2 onion, finely chopped
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
    1 tablespoon tamarind paste (available at Middle Eastern and Indian markets)
    Lemon wedges for squeezing on top
    Pizza crust dough or flour tortillas


Divide dough in two and roll out on a floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut 3-inch rounds, stacking them between layers of wax paper. Roll and cut remaining dough.

Combine all ingredients except lemon wedges in a bowl.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture on each dough round, spreading until it's a very thin layer, all the way to the edge: meat mixture will shrink during baking. (Once assembled, pies can be frozen, stacked in wax paper, and then baked directly from freezer.)

Arrange pies on 2 lightly oiled baking sheets. Bake 20 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking. Serve hot, squeezing lemon on top.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WAZAROO.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Made this the other night for DH and he did not like it at all. He said that something was missing from what he remembered. - 1/10/09

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    my husbands aunt makes these and sends them to us from NY. - 1/1/09

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    looks so easy to make i am definently going to try this one!! Thanks for sharing. - 12/25/08

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    Wow! Thanks for this recipe- my dad used to make these for me. - 12/17/08

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    Love that stuff... really good. My family loves it, too.
    - 12/16/08