Who doesn't like a neat little hand pie? Every culture has a variation of these and for good reason. They are delicious.
To make the dough, pour 1/4 C. of vegetable oil in the bowl of your mixer. Add 1 egg and 3/4 C. of whole milk. Add 1 tsp. of rapid rise yeast and 1/2 tsp. of salt. Mix in 3/4 C. of flour and add additional flour until you have a nice smooth ball.
Place it in a greased bowl and flip it to cover. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise while you make the filling.
You can choose the spices you like. I used cumin, turmeric, garam masala and garlic. Lots of garlic!
Dice a large onion very fine and mince your garlic.
Saute' them in a bit of olive oil. Sprinkle your spices in so they toast. I used about 2 tsp. of cumin and 1 tsp. of the other two.
Add 1 pound of ground lamb and 1/2 pound of ground beef. Stir until the meat is browned then add a small bag of spinach.
Add about 3 T. of pine nuts.
Next, add fresh lemon juice. I used 3 whole lemons.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove it from the heat and let it cool a bit and then add 1/2 cup or more to taste of crumbled feta cheese.
Cut off pieces of the dough about the size of golf balls. Roll them out very thin.
Place a scoop of the filling in the middle and pull the sides towards each other. Pinch and turn the edges to seal.
Place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet and brush them with oil.
Bake them ate 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until they turn golden.
This recipe made about 3 dozen. It might sound like a lot but they do not last long. They are even good cold out of the fridge.