Bourekia Me Kima- Mince Filled Pastries Recipe

Bourekia Me Kima

Bourekia me kima are baked pastries made with flaky phyllo and filled with minced meat, onions and spices.

They are crunchy, delicious and a perfect appetizer option.


  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 500g mince
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese, grated
  • 1 packet puff pastry sheets
  • salt and pepper
  • egg yolk for glazing


  1. In a saucepan, sauté the onion and leek in the oil until soft.
  2. Add the mince and cook until browned.
  3. Add the tomato paste, cinnamon stick, parsley, salt and pepper to the mince. Cook until liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Remove pan from heat, add the cheese and stir well. Allow to cool.
  5. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  6. Cut the phyllo into quarters.
  7. Spoon the mixture on the centre of each piece. When done, lightly brush the gaps of the phyllo with oil. Roll to create a flute or boureki.
  8. Place pastries on a greased baking tray, brush with beaten egg yolk.
  9. Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden.
  10. When ready, remove tray from oven.
  11. Place the Bourekia Me Kima on a serving platter and serve while hot.

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