Christmas Meat “konts” are one very interesting recipe that you can make for the holidays.

It can be a beautiful holiday breakfast or a snack. The cup of tea or hot milk are very good idea with this soft “knots”.

As their name suggests, dough knots are made and then wrapped in a fragrant addition of minced meat.

They are very soft, fragrant and warm, just like the holidays in our home.

Enjoy their taste in the warmth of your home!


Christmas Meat "Bows"

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Baking, Breakfast, Christmas, Dinner, Holiday Recipes
Cuisine American, Worldwide
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz ground meat beef or pork
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 2 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb homemade pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For homemade pizza dough

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup flour


  • Put 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion, celery and garlic. Fry 10 minutes.
  • Add meat and cook 8 minutes. Stirring frequently. Add thyme and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer contents to a large bowl and set aside until completely cool.
  • While topping cools, make knots.
  • Put the yeast in milk and water with sugar. Let the yeast make a foam.
  • Mix the flour, salt and yeast mixture.
  • Add the olive oil and knead the dough.
  • On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 2 even pieces.
  • Working with one piece at a time, roll or stretch into an strip about 8 inches long and 4 inches wide.
  • Cut it crosswise into 12 strips.
  • Repeat with other half of dough.
  • Tie each strip into a knot.
  • Grease the baking dish with oil.
  • Dip each knot in a bowl with the meat and arrange in the baking dish.
  • Transfer knots to baking dish.
  • Preaheat oven to 425 F (220ยฐC) and bake until golden about 25-30 minutes.
  • When knots are almost ready, melt 2 tablespoon of butter in the microwave.
  • Remove knots from oven and immediately brush on butter.
  • Serve with sauce on the side and enjoy!
  • Tips: Serve with gravy and cranberry sauce for Christmas dinner.


Keyword Baked, Beef, Bread, Breakfast, celery, Christmas, Dinner, Garlic, Ground Beef, Olive Oil, Onion, Pizza, Pork, Sage, Sauce, Spicy
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