Burek 2.0

I’ve already posted a recipe for Burek about half a year ago, but Burek is a type of pastry we Croatians and all of the other people from Balkans love and I certainly think it’s a must-try if you visit any of these parts. Today you can find this type of pastry with fresh cheese, combination of spinach and fresh cheese, but only the ones with meat are called Burek, such as those with lamb mince or even chicken mince topped with sour cream or yogurt.

The best Burek I had, was years ago in Sarajevo. Sarajevo is a beautiful city with so much to offer, hidden gems in the old part of the city called Baščaršija where you can find delicious Burek or Čevapi, and the modern part of the city where you can grab a coffee or beer with friends and go shopping. I recommend visiting as soon as you get the chance to do so!

But until you get the chance to actually go to Sarajevo or any of the other cities in this part of Europe, enjoy this delicious recipe!

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Enjoy & happy cooking!


Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 30 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

Dough:

  • 400 g soft flour
  • 6 tsp vegetable oil
  • 200 ml water

Beef filling:

  • 600 g beef mince
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp pork fat
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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How to

  1. Mix together soft flour, pinch of salt, oil and water until you get a firm dough that won’t stick. Beat the dough and let it rest for half an hour in a bowl covered with a rag so it doesn’t dry.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200° C.
  3. In a medium bowl stir together beef mince, salt, pepper and finely chopped onion.
  4. Pull the dough until thin and divide it in 4 sheets. Place 1 sheet of dough in a baking tray covered in 1 tablespoon of fat. Spread 1/3 of meat over it, top it with the second sheet of dough and spread 1 tbsp of fat over it, cover it with beef. Repeat the process and top the beef mince with the last sheet of dough spreading fat on top of it.
  5. Bake Burek in a preheated oven for 30 min until crispy & golden. Enjoy!
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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Tasty! I love Burek! All kind of Burek. But especially the ones with feta and spinach. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, it’s one of my favourite, you can buy ti here at every bakery, yum!! 😀

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      1. It is also available in Vienna, and I buy it very often. But now I know how to make it myself 🙂

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  2. KR says:

    I never eat Burek but recipe sounds easy and result delicious 🙂 so, seems that I will eat Burek 🙂 🙂 thank you for inspiration !

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Happy to hear that my recipe inspired you to make some, hope you like it as much as I do, and happy cooking! 🙂

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  3. I have never tried it as well and I used to visit Croatia regularly! What a shame 🙂 However, it looks pretty easy so I may give it a go 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Maybe next time you visit Croatia you can give it a try, you can find at every bakery and it’s pretty tasty 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. I will definitely try. It is one of our favourite holiday destination 🙂

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  4. foodzesty says:

    This looks delicious and great recipe!!!…very similar recipe to the Greek Kreatopita which means Meat pie 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      It actually really is similar to Kreatopita, I love this kind of pastry you can do any kinds of fillings, even sweet one like apple and chocolate 🙂 Thank you for checking the recipe out!

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      1. foodzesty says:

        Yes, I agree many types of filling apply beautifully! 🙂

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  5. Oh my gosh, look at that beautifully flaky crust! So what exactly is “soft” flour?

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Here we have soft flour which you can buy at the store, it’s different in texture, the particles of this flour are finer, and make it softer so it’s better for use in cakes, strudels, and this kind of pulled pastry, while the hard one is better for making pies 🙂 Hope I could help and thank you for stopping by!

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  6. So delicious, love it with cheese too

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  7. Nice, looks really good 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! 😀

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks! Give it a try, it really is.. 🙂

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      1. I plan to make my “Boyos” recipe (link below) soon, so will use the same dough for your dish. I’m sure it will work great. 🙂
        https://ronitpenso.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/boyos-sephardic-savory-pastries/

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      2. chefkreso says:

        I’m sure it will!

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  8. This looks delicious, love Burek, also with spinach and feta😋😍

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Happy to hear so, Burek is a classic here, but everyone loves it 🙂

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  9. Oooo, svaka čast na bureku i na korama koje si sam razvukao. Još to nisam pokušala, nekako mi se čini kao prekompliciran zahvat, ali morati ću se jednoga dana odvažiti. 😀

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  10. Mouth watering! Makes me want to travel to the Balkan and try all kinds of authentic dishes!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, maybe one day you get a chance.. 🙂

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  11. One of regrets in Croatia…. I didn’t come across NICE Burek.. but his looks really good and easy to make. Thank you for sharing, I must try this!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for stopping by, maybe next time you’ll get a chance.. 😀

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  12. Vasun says:

    This looks lovely! It looks like great picnic food .

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, that sounds like a great idea!

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  13. Love Burek….Thanks for sharing Kreso. 🙂 Milanka Brings back fond memories of childhood. Yum!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Burek is such an amazing pastry, I always miss it when I travel somewhere for a longer period because most of the other countries don’t have similar ones.. 🙂 Happy to have brought up such lovely memories!

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  14. I loved these when I discovered them on holiday! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for checking the recipe out! Burek is a classic here in Croatia, everyone loves it 🙂

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