Middle Eastern Meat Pastry Tapas

  • 45 mins
  • 10 ingredients


  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or lamb
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 5 tbs plain yogurt
  • 2 packages of biscuit dough (10 in each pack)

This recipe is perfect for a party. These tapas have a wonderful middle eastern flavor. They are very easy to make mainly because canned biscuit dough is used. Makes about 40 mini pastries.


  • In a large saute pan cook the onion in butter using medium heat.
  • Add the ground beef or lamb and brown. Once meat is brown drain fat from pan.
  • Add the salt, pepper, cinnamon, basil, tomato paste and pine nuts and enough yogurt to bind mixture. set aside.
  • Remove the biscuits from the paper canĀ  and cut in half and place on baking sheets.
  • Spread each half slightly to form a circle.
  • Place the biscuit pieces so they are touching each on the baking sheet.
  • Place 1 tsp of the meat mixture on each biscuit round spreading almost to the edge.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until they are slightly brown..
  • These pastries may be frozen for later use.
  • Serve warm.

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