How to Make Borek (Cheese&leek/mince&onion)

Cheese and leek borek or Mince/tomato and onion borek Quick, easy and delicious!

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How to Make Borek (Cheese&leek/mince&onion) Recipe
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The ingredients....

The ingredients....

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Heat butter in a saucepan and add your chopped leeks. Fry the leeks in the butter and then simmer to soften (8-10mins in total)

Heat butter in a saucepan and add your chopped leeks. Fry the leeks in the butter and then simmer to soften (8-10mins in total)

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Add your diced onion and 3 cloves of garlic to hot olive oil and fry until soft....

Add your diced onion and 3 cloves of garlic to hot olive oil and fry until soft....

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Add a chopped tomato and the mince to the pan.  ( a tbsp of tomato purée and 2 tbsp of water are optional but I added them) I prefer a little sauce in my borek......

Add a chopped tomato and the mince to the pan. ( a tbsp of tomato purée and 2 tbsp of water are optional but I added them) I prefer a little sauce in my borek......

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Try adding some herbs and spices of your choice to really give some flavour. I added cumin, chili flakes, ground black pepper and a little cayenne pepper.

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The softened leeks and mince ready for the borek....

The softened leeks and mince ready for the borek....

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Next open your pack of pastry. Normally they are really large circle sheets. I used 3 sheets.....

Next open your pack of pastry. Normally they are really large circle sheets. I used 3 sheets.....

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Put the sheets on top of each other and carefully slice into pizza style slices. My borek sheets are really large so I'm slicing 8 pieces per sheet. If yours are smaller, try slicing 4 or 6 instead.

Put the sheets on top of each other and carefully slice into pizza style slices. My borek sheets are really large so I'm slicing 8 pieces per sheet. If yours are smaller, try slicing 4 or 6 instead.

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Add some of the mixture to the lower centre of the borek. Leave space to fold. See the next stage video on how to fold and stick with water......

Add some of the mixture to the lower centre of the borek. Leave space to fold. See the next stage video on how to fold and stick with water......

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For extra pastry, you can double wrap the mixture if preferred. I'm just single wrapping here :)

For extra pastry, you can double wrap the mixture if preferred. I'm just single wrapping here :)

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Brush with egg or olive oil and add sesame seeds (optional). Put into a preheated oven at 180*c on the top shelf for 10-15 minutes. Or until golden brown...

Brush with egg or olive oil and add sesame seeds (optional). Put into a preheated oven at 180*c on the top shelf for 10-15 minutes. Or until golden brown...

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After 18 mins....

After 18 mins....

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Yummy! Try your own fillings.  Here are a few more ideas....  *steak or bacon or tomato and cheese  *chopped sausage and pepperoni *cheese and pepperoni or ham *chicken, mixed peppers and onions

Yummy! Try your own fillings. Here are a few more ideas.... *steak or bacon or tomato and cheese *chopped sausage and pepperoni *cheese and pepperoni or ham *chicken, mixed peppers and onions

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