Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

A delicious alternative to traditional pizza, pide is a Turkish flatbread shaped as a boat and baked in a brick or stone oven. Here we serve up a ground beef pide, but the options are limitless!

Toppings vary widely but most often include ground meat with onion, tomato, parsley and spices, as well as cheese, eggs, mushrooms, peppers, spinach and sausage.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2021



Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook, stirring and breaking up with wooden spoon, until meat is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Using skimmer, transfer meat to bowl; set aside. Degrease skillet.

In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, tomato, garlic, cumin and paprika; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes. Add reserved ground beef and passata, and continue cooking, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, divide dough evenly into 4 portions. On lightly floured surface, using rolling pin, roll each portion into 10- x 6-inch oval. Slide dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Using large spoon, spread beef mixture evenly over dough portions, leaving 1-inch border on long sides and 2-inch border on short sides. Fold dough over 1 inch of filling on long edges and twist short ends together to create boat shape. Brush dough with beaten egg. Bake until pide crusts are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle each pide with 1 tbsp parsley. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container for up to 3 days, or wrapped in foil and placed in resealable freezer bag and frozen for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Calories 505
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Sodium 500 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 60 g
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Iron 2.5 mg
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Ground Beef Pide