Spicy Lamb Borek
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Spicy Lamb Borek

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Crispy filo and spicy minced lamb make a delicious savoury snack with drinks, or a light meal with a salad or seasonal vegetables.
<b>Prep:</b> 25 mins Prep: 25 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 25 mins Cook: 25 mins
Serves 8 Serves 8
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
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  • 500g Quality Mark lean lamb mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • ¼ cup melted butter or oil


Pre-heat the oven to 180oC. In a medium saucepan or frying pan brown the lamb mince, pressing with a fork or potato masher so it’s fine and crumbly. Add the crushed garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and parsley and mix well. Stir in the lemon juice and set the mixture aside to cool, then mix in the egg.

Lay out a sheet of filo, keeping the remaining sheets covered with a sheet of greaseproof paper and a damp tea towel. Brush the filo sheet lightly with the melted butter or oil. Lift one short side of the pastry and fold it over the other half, creating a rectangle. Brush lightly with oil and spoon ¼ cup of cooled lamb mixture in a strip along the short side of the pastry. Roll over once, then fold in both ides to enclose the filling. Roll the parcel over until you have a neat bundle and place with the join facing down, on a greased tray. Repeat until all the Borek have been assembled.

Once assembled, brush lightly with oil or melted butter and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and crispy.

Serve warm.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 246g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2707 (646)
Protein (g) 31.6
Fat (g) 46.8
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 24.8
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 673
Iron (mg) 4.8
Zinc (mg) 5.6
Vitamin B12 (ug) 2.9
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 8.7
  • Lamb mince is a deliciously affordable way to enjoy the flavour of lamb. Wrapped in crispy filo, these spicy Borek are very more-ish.
  • Make them in advance, re-heat as required and serve on their own or with a dipping sauce, then just watch them disappear!

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 1 reviews, with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5
Lovely, lovely recipe. I added 2 finely chopped chillies, teaspoon of cayenne & some dried mint & it was perfect 👌
Posted by Joanne Kelly 2017-02-07 22:54:28




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