Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı

Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı is a kebab you can prepare at home and even in restaurants many prefer it to the the famous Iskender Kebab. This dish is also from the city of Bursa where the Iskender Kebab has been invented. Thanks to the pita bread it provides a full, filling meal for all.

The minced meat for the meat balls should be of medium fat, gives better results when it is half lamb and half beef. Make sure to knead the meat until all the spices and the other ingredients are well mixed.

The decoration of each plate is totally up to you. I haven’t but you can grill a few tomatoes cut into four and a few whole green peppers and add one of each on every dish to make your plates have a more professional look.

I hope you try and enjoy.

Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı
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Meat Ball Kebab with Yogurt and Bread / Yoğurtlu Pideli Köfte Kebabı
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Ingredients
Meat Balls
Tomato Sauce
Pita Bread
Other
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix all the meat ball ingredients well with your hands. Knead for about 5-10 minutes. Set aside in the fridge for half an hour if you have time. Knead 1-2 minutes again when you take out. Shape them thick as a thumb and and long as your index finger.
  2. In a small pot add the olive oil and the butter. Heat up on the stove over medium heat; after butter is melted add the water and the tomato paste. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil and close the heat.
  3. Meanwhile grill the meat balls either on the stove or oven. If in the oven at 200 degrees until brownish on all side. If on the stove with olive oil and until again brownish on all side. The meat balls should not be dry, make sure not to over cook.
  4. Heat them slightly again on the stove in a skillet or in the oven. Cut the pita bread to small squares as in the picture.
  5. Spread enough pita bread on each plate. The bread should be flat.
  6. Pour the yogurt on the bread. If you like you can serve with just adding a few spoons on the side of the plate or completely leave out the yogurt.
  7. Then place meat balls on bread for each plate. Pour the sauce on top and serve.
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