(meat and cheese/spinach fillings)
1 pound lean ground round
Fry the onions in a bit of olive oil, add the ground meat and cook over medium high heat. Drain the fat and add the cinnamon sticks, tomato paste, brandy, salt, pepper and a bit of water to cover. Simmer slowly for up to 45 minutes or until the mixture has lost most of its liquid.
8 ounces feta cheese, drained
Place one filo leaf on a counter, brush some butter on it. Place two or three more layers of filo on top, each time lightly buttering the leafs. Cut the filo into six equal strips (on the longer side). Place a bit of filling (either type) at the top of the strip and start folding downward as if you were in the boy scouts again, folding the flag! This should result in a nice little triangle. Place on a buttered baking sheet and brush the top with some more butter. Do this until all of the filo is gone.
Caution: Filo tends to dry out quickly, so you must work fast or else cover the dough with a lightly damp towel. Bake in a 325 degree oven until done (slightly golden brown and flaky). Let cool. Serves 8-20 (depending on your appetite)!