When I discovered that our local Whole Foods market
carries The Fillo Factory brand of organic whole wheat fillo (phyllo) dough, I
promised to post the recipe I made using this fantastic product. (No, I wasn’t
paid to say that!)
route. The fillo sheets were very easy to handle, but be reminded that you must
keep the sheets properly covered while working with them so they don’t become
visualize the process.)
|Whole Wheat Fillo Dough Stuffed with Spiced Meat (Kufteh) Filling|
Meat ‘Burritos’ – or – Whole Wheat Fillo Dough Stuffed with Spiced Meat (Kufteh) Filling
temp for 20 minutes before using
oil spray (for assembling)
NOTE: The Fillo Factory brand is available in many Whole Foods and some specialty stores. Check their website for a store near you.
filling should be made one day in advance and refrigerated until ready to use.
season to taste
heat until soft about 10-12 minutes. Do not allow onions to burn.
another 5 minutes. Set aside.
spray. Brown the ground meat until it is no longer pink, breaking it into small
pieces as it cooks. Drain off any excess fat which collects in the skillet.
Adjust seasonings, if necessary. Stir in pine nuts, if using.
ready to use.
packaged dough to room temperature before opening and using.
|Preparation Photo Step #2: Fillo dough completely covered with plastic wrap|
2. Remove the thawed dough from the package and unroll
the sheets. Cover the unrolled dough completely with plastic wrap to keep it pliable, as it dries out very quickly. As you remove one sheet at a time, keep
the remaining sheets covered.
assembling, have the following ready:
–AND/OR- a can of vegetable oil spray
1. Using one sheet of dough at a time, lightly butter the
entire sheet – or spray with vegetable spray.
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the surface of the sheet.
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3. Placing the narrower end of the dough close to you,
put about one hefty tablespoonful of filling one-inch from the edge of the
narrow end. Leave about ½ an inch of space on each side of the dough as well.
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4. Begin rolling the dough over the filling away from you,
then fold in each side of the dough over the filling, as though you were making
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to the opposite end of the dough.
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6. Place filled –rolled dough on a lightly greased baking
sheet. Brush top with melted butter. Continue this process until all fillo
sheets and filling are used up.
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whole. Arrange on individual plates.
your favorite soup for a satisfying meal.
baking. Freeze in a proper freezer container, and be sure to place plastic wrap or waxed paper between layers so they don’t stick together.
To Bake from Frozen: Place frozen fillo packets on a lightly greased baking sheet; brush
tops with melted butter. (Refer to assembly photo step #6.) Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes or until tops are golden brown and the filling is heated through.