Macedonian Traditional Meat Pie – Pastrmajlija

Hey there gourmans!!! Today we will give you the recipe of Macedonian traditional meat pie named Pastrmajlija. Some people call it pizza with meat and the taste is so sweet. Here are the ingredients you will need to prepare it:

  • flour
  • eggs
  • meat
  • eggs
  • salt, sugar
  • black and red pepper

People in my country eat this meat pie while drinking red wine and enjoying listening to nice music. Also, they eat chilly pepper with it. But stay with us because after this photo we will write the full recipe.

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First step: Combine the flour, salt, and yeast, and stir well to combine in a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of lukewarm water, mix until all of the flour is absorbed. After mixing it read the next step.

Second step: Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly, shaping the dough into a ball. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven at 425F.

Third step: Now, take the dough and knead it again, briefly, on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into an oval shape, about 1/4 inch thick, spread 2 tablespoons of all-vegetable shortening all over the dough, and then place it on a baking sheet.

Fourth step: Cut the meat with on small pieces and then season it with black pepper and salt to taste. Press the meat into the center of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border.
Put dabs of the remaining all-vegetable shortening on top of the meat. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until meat is done.

Fifth step: In the meantime, break the egg into a small bowl and whisk it. Continue to whisk the egg until it is smooth and no-strings cling to the fork. At the 12-15 minute mark, take out the pizza and brush the tops of the crust with the egg. Pour the rest of the egg on top of the meat, evenly across the top. Put the pizza back into the oven for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until the egg is cooked. If you don’t like to add eggs it’s okay, you don’t add it.

In my country, Macedonia there is a city where Pastrmajlija is the best food and they have some secrets when preparing. The city name is Shtip so if you ever come here don’t forget to taste the meat pie. In my country, we say Na Zdravje! which means Cheers!!!

Please if you read this also read about the last post we shared and wasn’t about the tasty recipe but was about how to make the best KITCHEN STORAGE and organization there. I hope that you are already in the kitchen place and cooking your Pastrmajlija and you will share it with friends this tasty recipe!!! Thanks and bye, have a nice end of the week!!!