Albanian Pie with Onion and Tomatoes (Burek me Qepë dhe Domate)

AuthorMimoza Tresova
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Albanian Pie with Onion and Tomatoes (Burek me Qepë dhe Domate)

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Albanian Pie Onion Tomatoes

Yields18 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr 45 minsTotal Time2 hrs

 2 lbs tomatoeschopped
 4 medium onionschopped
 4 tbsp olive oil
 1 tsp mint
 salt and pepper to taste
For the Filo Dough
 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
 1 tsp salt
 1 cup warm water

Filling
1

Heat olive oil in a large wide skillet on medium heat.

2

Add chopped onions and stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until onions are softened and golden color. Season with salt, pepper and mint to taste.

3

Add chopped tomatoes and bring to low simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered until thickened for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat until cool.

Filo Dough
4

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix by hand until it hold together.

5

On a lightly floured surface knead the dough by hand until you have a soft and smooth consistency.

6

From the dough prepared, make layers or filo by using rolling pin.

7

Brush with olive oil baking pan. Place 6 or 7 layers from the dough. Brush each layer with olive oil.

8

Pour the filling and place the remaining layers or filo on the top. Flip the edges of the filo. Brush generously with olive oil all around.

9

Bake at 400 Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes. After removing from heat sprinkle some water and cover with cloth for softer burek. Serve warm.

CategoryCuisineCooking MethodDiet

Ingredients

 2 lbs tomatoeschopped
 4 medium onionschopped
 4 tbsp olive oil
 1 tsp mint
 salt and pepper to taste
For the Filo Dough
 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
 1 tsp salt
 1 cup warm water

Directions

Filling
1

Heat olive oil in a large wide skillet on medium heat.

2

Add chopped onions and stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until onions are softened and golden color. Season with salt, pepper and mint to taste.

3

Add chopped tomatoes and bring to low simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered until thickened for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat until cool.

Filo Dough
4

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix by hand until it hold together.

5

On a lightly floured surface knead the dough by hand until you have a soft and smooth consistency.

6

From the dough prepared, make layers or filo by using rolling pin.

7

Brush with olive oil baking pan. Place 6 or 7 layers from the dough. Brush each layer with olive oil.

8

Pour the filling and place the remaining layers or filo on the top. Flip the edges of the filo. Brush generously with olive oil all around.

9

Bake at 400 Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes. After removing from heat sprinkle some water and cover with cloth for softer burek. Serve warm.

Albanian Pie with Onion and Tomatoes (Burek me Qepë dhe Domate)

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