This is a basic kofte recipe. These koftes can be cooked in a frying pan, on the BBQ/grill or in your oven. Have them with fresh pita bread and salad, plane or with rice. However you like them!
1 pound of minced beef
1 medium-large onion
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon salca (mixed tomato/pepper paste)
1 tablespoon paprika powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red hot chili flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
1 small egg
Chop the onions and parsley very finely. Use a food processor if you have one! After that’s done, mix all of the ingredients together with your hand until everything is well combined.
After you've mixed everything well, you can start forming little patties from the meat mixture.
Now it's your turn to decide. Do you want to fry them, grill or BBQ them?
I love everything cooked on coals so BBQ it is!
Here is a simple but essential salad you will encounter at every (Southern) Turkish BBQ.
It's basically sliced onions and chopped parsley mixed with some sumac. Very simple but delicious with grilled meat!