Kreatopita (Meat Pie With Phyllo Crust) Recipe

Kreatopita (Meat Pie With Phyllo Crust) Recipe

This pie encased in a phyllo crust can be made with beef or lamb and calls for olive oil, wine, tomato paste, rice, onions, garlic, and herbs.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Sauté the onion and garlic in hot olive oil.
  3. Step 3

    When the onion softens, add the meat and brown well.
  4. Step 4

    Dissolve the tomato paste in the wine and stir in, along with salt, pepper, herbs, and water.
  5. Step 5

    Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the meat is very tender and there's some liquid in the pan. (Cooking time and the amount of water needed will depend on the meat. If more water is needed during cooking, add boiling water.)
  6. Step 6

    Stir in rice and turn off heat. Prepare the phyllo.
  7. Step 7

    Preheat oven to 340F (170C). Oil a 16 1/2 x 12 inch pan (or equivalent).
  8. Step 8

    Place the bottom sheet of phyllo on the bottom and spread filling evenly.
  9. Step 9

    Place the smallest sheet of phyllo on top of the filling, brush with olive oil, and place the final sheet of phyllo on top, and brush with oil.
  10. Step 10

    Tuck or crimp edges of the dough, and bake at 340F (170C) for 1 hour.
  11. Step 11

    The kreatopita is done when the corners of the crust don't stick to the pan.
  12. Step 12

    Remove the pan from the oven and cover with a clean towel for 1 hour before serving.
  13. Step 13

    Cut into 4-inch pieces and enjoy!