Lachmagine Recipe: The Perfect Appetizer For Your Next Dinner Party

Welcome to our blog! Today, we’re excited to share with you a delicious recipe for a traditional Middle Eastern dish known as Lachmagine.

This dish also spelled “Lahmajoun” or “Lahmacun,” is a thin, crispy flatbread topped with a spicy meat and vegetable mixture.

It’s a staple in many Middle Eastern households and is often served as a snack or appetizer. In this post, we’ll share with you our favorite recipe for Lachmagine and provide step-by-step instructions on how to make it.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to Middle Eastern cuisine, we’re confident that you’ll love this dish just as much as we do. So, let’s get started!

Lachmagine Recipe

Lachmagine is a delicious and easy-to-make Lebanese dish that is perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. The dish consists of crispy and flaky phyllo dough that is filled with a savory mixture of ground meat and spices.

To make the filling for the Lachmagine, you will need:

  • 1 pound of ground meat (beef, lamb, or a combination of both)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Lachmagine Recipe
Lachmagine Recipe


First, start by browning the ground meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the meat is fully cooked, add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent. Then, add in the cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir well and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.

Next, you will need to prepare the phyllo dough. Phyllo dough can be found at most grocery stores, often in the frozen food section. Thaw the dough according to the package instructions.

To assemble the Lachmagine, take a sheet of phyllo dough and place a spoonful of the meat mixture in the center. Fold the dough over the filling to create a triangle. Repeat this process until you have used all of the meat mixture and phyllo dough.

Finally, place the Lachmagine on a baking sheet and brush it with butter or oil. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the phyllo dough is golden brown and crispy.

Serve the Lachmagine warm, garnished with fresh parsley or mint. It’s a delicious, comforting, and easy-to-make recipe you can enjoy with your family and friends.

Lachmagine is a versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer or as a main course, and it’s perfect for any occasion. So, give this recipe a try the next time you’re looking for a quick and satisfying meal. You won’t be disappointed!

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