Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, May 11, 2008


(Kayseri Yağlaması / Şebit - Kayseri)

1 package small size Whole Wheat Tortillas (Flat Bread, 8 pieces)

500 g medium ground beef
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, cut in small pieces
1/2 cubanelle pepper, cut in small pieces
4-5 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1/4 cup hot water

1 cup plain yogurt, room temperature
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt

Saute the onion with olive oil for 2-3 minutes in a large pan. Add the ground beef and cook until the colour turns to light brown while stirring occasionally. Add the cubanelle pepper, crushed tomatoes, red pepper paste, water, salt and pepper, stir. Cook until all the water evaporates at medium-low heat. Turn the heat off and keep it warm.

Heat both sides of the Tortillas in a pan. Place one Tortilla on a service plate. Spread couple of spoons of filling all over it. Finish the first 4 Tortillas in the same way. Then prepare a second serving in the same way. If you like, you can sprinkle chopped parsley over the filling.

Divide the yogurt sauce in two small bowls. Cut the Tortillas in 4 pieces with a knife. Put some yogurt sauce on the every small triangle, fold and have it while they are still warm:)

2 servings.



At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI, i would really liek to try this, but they don't seel tortillas in my country. what can i use instead. thank you very much

At 8:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can use any kind of flat bread such as pide/pita....
Take care,

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks great. thank you binnur.

At 8:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much crushed red pepper are you supposed to put? Thanks.

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Angie,
It was supposed to be crushed tomatoes, not crushed red pepper, sorry:) I am going to correct it.

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Byte64 said...

Great recipes Binnur!
I loved to dine out at turkish restaurants in London time ago.

It's curious that the name "tortilla" has now become so popular for indicating flat bread, i wonder if you really meant flour tortilla or it's a sort of catch-all word for pita-pide style bread.

I'll come back for inspiration, today i made sort of köfte, but more like in the moroccan way, though i find it quite similar.

Flavio (Tlaz)

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Flavio:)
We have so many different kind of bread. And each one has own unique name like pide, lavas, lavas and pide are different. I don't want to bake lavas for this easy recipe so instead of it I simply use flour tortilla. Pide is too thick for make sebit.
Take care,

At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi this is like a style of munti we have in Kayseri .. the bread element is the most easy part of it.. its just water salt and flower and you knead like crazy.. this is one of my favourite ones.. but we have more sauce so its absorbed into the bread abit..


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