Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
2 HR
Yield
Serves : 6

Because they’re small and oval-shaped, Turkey’s köfte are like a cross between a meatball and a hamburger. These köfte, which master butcher Veysel Direk makes at Dükkan butcher shop, are juicy and simply flavored with onion and parsley. Plus: Beef Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large bowl, soak the bread in the hot water until absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, parsley, egg, salt and pepper and knead until combined. Knead in the beef and lamb until combined.

Step 2    

Line a large baking sheet with plastic wrap. Using moistened hands, roll the meat mixture into 18 oval patties. Cover and refrigerate the patties for at least 1 hour.

Step 3    

Preheat a grill pan. Brush the köfte with olive oil and grill over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes. Serve immediately with warm pita bread or mashed potatoes.

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