Turkish Spiced-Beef Pide

4-6 Servings

45 minutes

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Pide, often referred to as Turkish pizza, is a boat-shaped flatbread topped with ingredients such as ground meat, sausage, cheese and/or vegetables. We use store-bought pizza dough to make these simplified ground-meat kiymali pide, and after baking we finish them with chopped onion and tomato dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, a nontraditional touch that brightens up the colors and flavors. Room-temperature dough is much easier to shape than cold dough, so be sure to allow yours to come to room temperature before use.




Don’t use a lower oven rack to bake the pide. The upper-middle rack puts the flatbreads closer to the heating element so the topping gets nice browning. Don’t worry if there are juices pooled in the edges of the pide immediately after baking. They will be absorbed by the crust as the pide cool for 5 minutes before serving.

45 minutes



Kathleen J.
March 20, 2023
Tastes like Istanbul
Another good recipe from Milk Street. Easy to follow, easy ingredients. I made it with ground beef but think ground lamb would be more flavorful; will use that next time. I also drizzled tahini on the pides as an additional finishing touch, which added another level of flavor and cut the heat a bit.
Cynthia T.
March 7, 2023
Turkish Spiced-Beef Pide
have not made this....i found the directions for folding confusing. is it supposed to be like a flat pizza or a folded calzone. a picture would be helpful.
Colleen O.

This was really good and different from usual fare.