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Pomegranate and Beef Pastry with Sweet Yogurt
I went for an exotic and fruity touch using pomegranate to not only add a burst of flavour but also to increase the nutritional content of this dish.
HERO INGREDIENT
Pomegranate
Compounds in pomegranates may offer health benefits to people with cognitive problems, prostate cancer and artery plaque. 
6
SERVES
35min
TIME
EASY
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Ingredients

1 puff pastry sheet rolled-out and dusted with flour

400g ground beef

1 medium red onion, chopped

1 ½ tablespoons sumac

1 tablespoon Arabic 7-Spice mix (found in most stores)

1 ½ -tablespoon pomegranate syrup

½ cup Kashkaval cheese, shredded

¼ cup plain yogurt


For topping/sprinkling over each pastry:

⅓-cup plain yogurt

¼ cup honey

Pomegranate seeds

Pine nuts

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

2. Sauté the ground beef and onions until cooked over medium heat. Blend in Sumac, Arabic 7 spice, pomegranate syrup and cheese. Turn the heat off and set aside to cool down. Roll out the puff pastry sheet.

3. Using a medium glass cup, turn upside down and make circle shapes in the pastry.  Lay the pastry flat on a cookie sheet. Or, as I like to do, lay softly on top of a mini sized cupcake pan so your pastry has a dipped shape.

4. Spoon in the ¼ cup plain yogurt into the cooled meat mixture.  Over each pastry, spoon a generous amount of meat filling.

5. Bake until golden, approximately 10 minutes.

6. While baking, mix the ⅓ cup plain yogurt with honey.

7. Allow to cool. Over each pastry, add a dollop of sweet yogurt then top it with pomegranate seeds and pine nuts.

Take note! This recipe doesn't require any spices.
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