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Algerian Borek Snack for Iftar

Algerian Burek Recipe

Algerian burek or borek recipe is a traditional iftar dish. It uses ground beef, onions, black pepper, cinnamon and eggs, all mixed, cooked and wrapped inside the phyllo dough sheets. Then fried and served with your favorite condiments. If you truly want to enjoy Algerian recipes this Ramadan, burek is a must.

Traditional Borek Algerian Food with Beef Recipe

Course Snack
Cuisine Algerian


  • 1 pound beef ground
  • 3 medium onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 1 pack phyllo dough sheets


  1. Add ground beef to a cooking pan, then add chopped onions, black pepper, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Mix onions and spices with beef thoroughly, with your hands. This way, all spices are mixed with the meat very well and mixing onions also prevents formation of lumps in the meat.
  3. After mixing the beef and spices, add oil and stir the pan little bit.
  4. Now cover the pan and cook meat over low-medium flame.
  5. Keep stirring the mixture in the meanwhile so beef would not form the lumps.
  6. Onions would be leaving water while cooking, keep a check on it and once water is dried, pour the eggs, mix with spoon until eggs are cooked.
  7. Once eggs are cooked with beef, remove the pan and cool the cooked beef on room temperature. Switch stove off.

Now it’s the stage of forming Algerian bourek:

  1. Place a phyllo dough sheet horizontally; fold it from left to right and pick the bottom end, fold a little bit upwards.
  2. Place the beef mixture at that folded place.
  3. Now fold the sheet to right and then to left, covering the mixture.
  4. Then roll up the whole sheet making sure it wouldn’t loosen.
  5. Apply little amount of egg on the corners to close it.
  6. Deep fry each bourek for 5 minutes from one side and then 5 minutes from other side or until they are fully fried.
  7. After some time, oil would become hotter, slow down the heat then as it would take less time for bourek rolls for frying.

Algerian Borek Recipe is Ready.

Serve with iftar and enjoy Ramadan 2020 deliciously.


  • On the off chance that you made a bunch of these white tea mixed drinks for a party, go ahead and keep any extras in a water/air proof holder in the cooler for as long as 5 days, or freeze it for as long as 90 days. If it’s not too much trouble, note that it won’t freeze the entire way through due to the liquor content, yet it will turn out to be very thick and sweet.

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