Turkish Butcher’s Meatballs (Kasap Kofte)

7th, 2013
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Turkish Butcher's Meatballs (Kasap Kofte)2 lb ground beef

1 tsp salt to taste

1 onion, grated

2-3 cloves of garlic, smashed

½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

½ tsp thyme

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp crushed red pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Knead until the ground beef absorbs the ingredients.

Grab egg size or bigger pieces and make balls rolling them in between your palms. Then, flatten the meat balls as seen in the picture.

Cook both sides over the grill until they get browned. Serve with salad and/or greens.





Okra with Olive Oil (Zeytinyagli Bamya)

1 lb okra

1 cup tomato, finely diced

2 carrots, julienne cut

1 big onion, sliced thin

½ lemon’s juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tsp salt to taste

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp sugar

½ cup hot water


Place the carrot on the bottom of a pot and cover with the cleaned okra. Then cover the okra with thinly sliced onions. Add the tomatoes, lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt, sugar, and black pepper. Pour the hot water and cook over low heat covered (for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked).

Serve either warm or cold.



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