Bosnia and Herzegovina Burek Recipe


● 1 lb of phyllo dough
● 1 lb of ground beef or lamb
● 1 onion, finely chopped
● 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
● Salt and pepper to taste
● 1/2 cup of sour cream or yogurt (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground beef or lamb and cook until browned, about 10 minutes.
  5. Season the meat mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Remove the skillet from heat and let the meat mixture cool slightly.
  7. Lay out one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean work surface and brush it with a little bit of
    vegetable oil.
  8. Repeat with another sheet of phyllo dough, lay it on top of the first sheet, and brush it
    with oil.
  9. Continue layering the phyllo dough and brushing each sheet with oil until you have used
    about half of the phyllo dough.
  10. Spread the cooled meat mixture over the phyllo dough, leaving a 1-inch border around
    the edges.
  11. Layer the remaining phyllo dough on top of the meat mixture, brushing each sheet with
    oil as before.
  12. Use a sharp knife to cut the burek into squares or wedges.
  13. Place the burek on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  14. Serve hot with sour cream or yogurt if desired.

Enjoy your homemade Bosnia and Herzegovina Burek!
Note: Burek can also be filled with cheese, spinach, potatoes, or other ingredients.

Tagged : /