Middle Eastern

Borek with Cheese

20 min prep time, 25 min baking time, serves 12 people

Borek is a family of baked pastries made of a thin flaky dough and is typically filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables. It is found in a variety of cuisines throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East, each with their own unique take on the dish. It serves as the perfect appetizer for when you want to serve something savory but don’t want to spend all day cooking something. In just 45 minutes, you have something ready to serve to guests, or alternatively you can eat it as a side with your main dish during dinner.

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beef patties and potatoes recipe

Beef Patties and Potatoes

20 min prep time, 30 min cooking time, serves 6 people

This dish is an Azerbaijani variety of the Turkish dish Tava Kebab, which combines beef patties with potatoes and a variety of vegetables. The most common version starts by mixing the beef with finely chopped onions and garlic, shaping the mixture into patties and then pan-frying them.
The dish is garnished with fresh pepper, tomatoes, and served as the main course of a larger meal.

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Turkish Flatbread (Pide) recipe


15 min prep time, 2 hour wait time, 25 min baking time

Pide is a flatbread very much like pita that is often made in countries throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East. This homemade pide recipe is easy to make and requires a few ingredients you may already have on hand! Mix up the very simple dough, let it rise, and experience the magic of fresh, warm, perfectly tasty homemade pide. We recommend eating it with feta cheese and tomatoes for the full experience!

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beef stir fry and fried potatoes recipe

Beef Stir Fry and Fried Potatoes

20 min prep time, 30 min cooking time, serves 6 people

This delicious stove top meal is perfect for a busy weeknight when you want something easy, yet worthy of a main course. The tender meat compliments the caramelized onions and mushrooms, adding a sweet and earthy taste to the dish. On top of all that, the combination of spices gives the potatoes its distinct yellow color and Middle Eastern flair.

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Lamb Chops with Rice recipe

Grilled Lamb Chops with Basmati Rice

15 min prep time, 1-2 hr rest time, 1 hr cooking time, serves 8 people

When you need a super fast weeknight dinner, or you’re celebrating something special, lamb chops are the way to go. They are easy to make and offer a delicious alternative to beef, especially when marinated. Combined with rice, dried apricots and raisins, you have an easy and well balanced meal full of flavor. We recommend eating the lamb chops with pomegranate molasses for a true Middle Eastern food experience.

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