Lahmacun (Turkish Burrito Pizza)


Ingredients (The Crust)


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 10-gram instant yeast

Ingredients (Filling)

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 Tbsp. pepper/tomato sauce (pure tomato sauce if you can’t find mixed sauce)
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt (double if the sauce is not salted)
  • Parsley, a handful
  • 1/5 cup olive oil


  • Combine dough ingredients in a bowl or stand-mixer.
  • Kneed or mix the dough for about 5 minutes.
  • Leave it to rise for two hours.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the meat mixture by combining bell peppers, tomatoes, parsley and onion in a food processor and processing until well ground. The consistency should be somewhere in between a paste and sauce.
  • In a large bowl, add the vegetable mixture and the sauce to the ground beef.
  • Add the olive oil and spices and mix thoroughly.
  • After dough has risen, form little balls a tiny bit bigger than a ping pong ball.
  • While working on each ball of dough, cover the rest to avoid them drying out.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 º
  • Dust your work surface with flour and roll out each ball with a rolling pin to be 2 millimeters thin.
  • Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture and level with the back of the spoon.
  • Bake lahmacun for 5-10 mins.
  • Add some lettuce and desired salad and a squeeze of lemon juice, wrap and enjoy your lahmacun!
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