Spinich Burekas (Borekas) Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinich Burekas (Borekas) recipe? Learn how to make Spinich Burekas (Borekas) using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ronit

Makes 20 servings



A healthier version of the cheese variety.

Recipe Ingredients for Spinich Burekas (Borekas)

1 cup unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces phyllo dough, thawed
1 large egg
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, for sprinkling
2 pounds spinach, fresh (or Swiss chard leaves), washed well, (or two 10-ounce packages chopped frozen spinach)
2 large eggs, beaten lightly
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
8 scallions, diced
1 Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Spinich Burekas (Borekas)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Using a pastry brush, coat the bottom of a cookie sheet with some of the melted butter.

  3. Take a sheet of phyllo and cut lengthwise in strips, 4 1/2 inches wide. Butter the strips, fold over lengthwise, butter again, and place a tablespoon of filling on the end.

  4. Fold up right to left as you would a flag, so that the end result is a plump triangle, buttering the outside at the end.

  5. Repeat with the remaining filling and dough.

  6. Beat the egg, brush the burekas with it, and sprinkle sesame seeds over the tops.

  7. Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until golden in color.

  8. NOTE You can also mold and freeze the burekas after forming. Defrost for 2 hours and then bake. You can fill any leftover phyllo with chocolate chips or Nutella and make triangular treats.

Categories

Cheese, Appetizers, Jewish, Bake, Kosher

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
196
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
7.6g
38%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Sodium
283mg
12%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
14.6g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1.7g
7%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
5.4g
Vitamin A 95% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 11% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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