Kreatopita | Greek Phyllo Meat Pie
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A delicious Greek meat phyllo pie recipe.
Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chopped dill
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • ⅓ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 lb box of phyllo (16 oz), 1 roll thawed at room temperature*
  1. Add olive oil to pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions to hot pan and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add ground beef and brown.
  4. Add in oregano, dill, pepper, a little salt, and tomato paste, mix.
  5. Add wine and reduce.
  6. Add chicken broth and reduce.
  7. Once all liquid has been reduced, remove from heat.
  8. Empty into bowl, add feta and egg - mix everything together.
  9. Set meat aside and prepare baking dish.
  10. Preheat oven to 350F.
  11. Brush a square baking pan with some melted butter**
  12. Unroll the phyllo sheets and lay them flat on the plastic.
  13. Cut the sheets to match the size of the pan you’re using.
  14. Take one phyllo sheet and lay it in the baking pan.***
  15. Brush with some melted butter and lay another sheet of phyllo down.
  16. Brush that with butter and repeat 6 more times (phyllo sheet, butter, phyllo sheet).
  17. After the 8th phyllo sheet, pour the meat mixture into the pan, and smooth it out evenly with a spoon.
  18. Now, repeat steps 14 -15, placing 8 more phyllo sheets over the meat mixture, spreading melted butter in between each sheet.
  19. When done, score top of Kreatopita and place in oven for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  20. Remove, cut, and serve hot!
*You’ll only use 1 roll. Save the 2nd for the other recipes mentioned above.
**We use a 9 x 9 inch pan.
***Keep the phyllo you're not using covered with a damp towel.
Recipe by Lemon & Olives at