Easy Beef and Bulgur Pie with Cumin Seeds

Hello there friends! How are you today? There's a huge sun outside although I heard at the weather report that it's going to rain.. So.. indoor playing today with my 3 year old son..
 I'm really excited because I have an easy and delicious recipe for you..!This is one of my favourite pies with ground beef and bulgur. Cumin seeds are giving such a great aroma to the pie, you have to try it, it's really easy!


1 cup bulgur
500 g - 1 package phyllo pastry
500 g ground beef
2 onions, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 cup Mavrodaphne (Greek sweet dark red wine)
1 tablespoon tomato paste dissolved in 1 cup of water
Salt - Pepper - A pinch of Sugar
1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
Extra virgin olive oil


Defrost the phyllo pastry in the fridge overnight.
Place bulgur in a bowl and cover with plenty of water. Set aside.
Place a big pan on medium to high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions, bay leaf, salt and pepper and stir until soften.
Add the ground beef and stir. When there's no liquids in the pan, add the wine and let the alcohol to evaporate. Add the cup of water with the tomato paste, lower the heat, add sugar and cook for 40 minutes.
Set aside to cool. Add the drained bulgur and stir.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a round baking pan with some olive oil.
Take the pastry out of the refrigerator and place one phyllo pastry sheet on your worktop. Using a cooking brush grease the sheet with some olive oil and place another one sheet on top.
Cover the other phyllo pastry sheets with a moist towel so they wont dry.
Using a spoon add the beef filling on the longer edge of the two phyllo sheets
Roll the phyllo sheets and fold the edges.

Set the pie by twisting the big stuffed phyllo piece starting from the center of the pan.

Continue by adding the next piece that you'll make starting from the point you stopped.At the end you'll come to this result
. Using the cooking brush coat the pie with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle the Cumin Seeds.
Bake the pie for 45 minutes. When ready let the pie to cool down a bit before cutting.

Have a great day!!


  1. This looks fantastic to me. I'd never thought making a beef pie like such.

    Love the name of your blog too!

  2. I've never seen pie like this and I'm very very fascinated by thow you made this. I use pie sheet a lot but haven't tried Phyllo yet. Wrapping up beef like this is absolutely wonderful idea!

  3. Very tasty pie,Eri!I love the idea of bulgur and cumin in it!I'll abduct the whole pan,if you don't mind,pies are the only kind of "comfort food" on my food pyramid...haha..By the way,the rain that was there today will be here tomorrow.Winter's just around the corner..XO

  4. Wow, this is such a cool dish! I love how the meat is rolled in phyllo and then it's all rolled around. Can't wait to try this.

  5. So happy to have found your lovely blog. I can wait to make this for a party I am having.

  6. This looks and sounds delicious. I know my family would enjoy it. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  7. Hara mou winter is coming.. today is colder..well it's ok, I love winter as well! :)

    Try it Catherine, and when you make the first pie, you'll work with your imagination and create wonderful different pies!

    Kate thank you for the visit, It's perfect recipe for a party! I hope you and your guests will like it!

    Thank you Mary for your visit as well, it's a family recipe, for sure..!

  8. I havent seen a pie like this, what a great way of doing it, certainly love its looks and that recipe

  9. That would make such a nice presentation for a dinner party! I'm not a fan of working with phyllo, (although I love to eat it) but that doesn't look too hard.

  10. I am so making this!!!! I have everything but the cumin seeds...
    Thank you Eri!!


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