Lamb in Filo Dough



I cannot recommend this dish highly enough; if you like lamb and you like spices…

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds ground lamb
5 green chiles, chopped
2 onions, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
¾ teaspoon pepper
¾ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
1 (8 ounce) box filo dough, thawed
¾ cup margarine, melted
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

In a large Dutch oven, brown lamb, chiles and onions in oil over medium-high heat, 5 to 8 minutes. Add soy sauce, ginger, garlic, pepper, cinnamon and cloves and mix well. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Mix in cilantro, if using.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a thin layer of melted margarine along bottom of 9 x 13-inch pan. Add 2 sheets of filo dough and brush with margarine. Repeat until half of box is used. Spread lamb mixture over dough. Cover with remaining filo and melted margarine (using same method). Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 45 minutes, or until top of dough is golden brown. Save me the leftovers!

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