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Monday, October 27, 2008

Turkish Ground Beef Pide

(Kiymali Karadeniz Pidesi)

Turkish Ground Beef Pide
Dough Ingredients:
7 gr active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 + 3/4 cup warm water
~2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tsp olive oil

250 gr lean ground beef
1 tomato, peeled, diced
1 tbsp red pepper paste, hot
3-4 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 cubanalle pepper, discard the seeds, slice in 8

1 tbsp yogurt mixed with 2 tbsp water

In a small bowl, mix the yeast, sugar and 1/4 cup warm water. Stir well so the yeast dissolves. Let it rest for 15 minutes.

In a large bowl sift the flour and salt. Add in the bubbly yeast mixture, 3/4 cup warm water and olive oil. Mix and place the dough on the lightly floured counter. Knead well for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth (no more crumbles). Then spread 1 tsp of olive oil inside a clean bowl. Place the dough inside and turn it upside down to spread the olive oil all over the surface. Then cover it with a clean, damp towel. Put aside for about an hour at room temperature until the dough rises to double its size.

Place the dough on the lightly floured counter. Press all over with your hands to get rid of any air bubbles. Cut the dough in 4 pieces with a knife. Knead and give a ball shape to each, cover with a damp towel, and put aside for about 15 minutes. Use your hands to flatten and then use a roller give a long oval shape each one. Place the mixed ground beef all over the top. Then arrange 2 slices of pepper on top (picture). Fold the long sides towards the inside, then twist the ends to give a boat shape (picture).

Place the parchment paper on an oven tray, then arrange the dough on top. Brush some yogurt mixture along the edges.

Preheat the oven to 500 F (250 C). Place the tray on the middle rack and bake for about 15 minutes. Immediately brush butter or olive oil on the edges.

Serve with parsley, red or white onion, sumac or lemon wedges.

Makes 4 Turkish Ground Beef Pide.



At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Binnur for this recipe! I think you had this once in your archived folders and I love making it. Actually I make mine using milk because it seems to be a bit more fluffy. Also for a change I like topping it with minced pieces of lamb, kasar, and egg. It makes me hungry for Izmir! -Kell

At 2:47 AM, Blogger Carolina deWitte said...

Thanks for this. My girlfriend used to make this for me in Ankara, and I am going to make it soon, and reminisce about the 'good old days'. This is so great, and for 'old times sake' I am going to have some plain fried eggplant slices on the side...well, plain but with some yoghurt garlic to put on top of it all. Yum. I wish I had found this recipe in the afternoon, now I have to wait until tomorrow. If I wasn't out of yeast, I'd start the pide now.

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this! In Toronto there is a great Pide resturant called Pizza Pide. My boyfriend and I would go every other week!!!

I am going to make this for him today, but I was wondering if you know the recipe for beyaz peynir pide. I know the crust will be the same, but what exactly goes into beyaz peynir? Feta, Parsley anything else???

Thank you so much for your website! It is wonderful!!!!!

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:)I love Pizza Pide, too:) I am going to post more Pide recipes.
Take care,

At 3:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn`t have thought you can cook pide bread at home, that`s very nice!
thanks for the recipe (without the meat as I don`t eat)

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made this last night and it was a success!!! Even for my since I'm a total non-baker. It is so easy to make :) My husband loves pide. I added some egg in it as well, but it turned out very nice.

Thanks for this easy recipe. Is there also one with spinash or other veggies?

At 5:04 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I am going to post with the spinach in the future:)

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cok tesekkur ederim. Benim esim Rizeden. We went to visit his family in Rize and for special occasions his mother, sisters and I would prepare the meat filling and take it to the bakery to make Pide. I didn't remember the recipe. I will make this tomorrow, he and the children will be so surprised! Gule gule.

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Cok guzel bir surpriz olacak, hem esin hem de cocuklar icin:) Simdiden ellerine saglik:)

At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had this while serving in Iraq and loved it. But because I didn't speak Turkish, I never knew what this dish was called. Finally decided to do some searching and found it! Been telling all my friends about it and can't wait to make it. Thanks! There was another thing I had. It was a sandwich made of what looked to be ground up cheese w/ cut up sausage coated with olive oil on bread. Any ideas?

At 11:47 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Denver,
I think what you are asking is Sujuk Sandwich which is under the Breakfast & Eggs section. You may also like Turkish Style Pizza with Ground Beef (Lahmacun) which is under the Kebabs section.

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Kathryn said...

Thanks so much for this fantastic recipe! I looked and looked this afternoon for something that sounded approximately like the pide I has many times in Turkish restaurants in Sydney; I found so many recipes and methods that I was getting confused... in the end I went with this one, and it was SUCH a success! I made two different sorts of pide - one was ground beef (we didn't have lamb; we will next time!), onion, tomato, garlic and parsley; the other was chicken, spinach, parsley, onion and egg... both were fabulous, the second maybe a bit more so. This time around I just used what I had in the house, but next time I'll shop for special ingredients like the Turkish sausage, Turkish cheese, etc.

Thank you again! Our dinner tonight was wonderful!

At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Emel said...

Can I make this recipe with gluten free flour? I am cooking for people with wheat allergies. Has anybody tried it?

At 4:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Emel,
I did not try but I can't tell you that you can:)

At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice recipe . I'll for sure make this soon but I have to ask this do you cook the beef first or use it raw??


At 7:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Don't cook the ground beef, it should be raw:)

At 2:38 PM, Anonymous carla said...

hi, so happy to have found time to make these on a rainy day along with some red lentil soup ~ i have them in the fridge now since it is not close to dinner time; should i take them out & bring them to room temp before i place them in the oven in a couple of hours? thanks!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Carla:)
Between 30 to 45 minutes would be enough time to leave them at room temperature before bake:)

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Alice said...

Dear Binnur,

I used the ingridients as you described but my dough turned very thin and sticky, I think I had to add more flour, but I dont know what consistency should the dough be in the end?
Also while baking my dough didnt look as flat as your does in the picture. What did I do wrong? Please help!

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Dear Alice,
If the dough is sticky, it needs more flour. When you make a dough,
you always should add the flour gradually. The dough should be soft
but not sticky at the end:)
If you follow the recipe, you will have exactly the same dough as
seen in the picture:)

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Sven said...

Thanks for the Gerät recipe! I'm planning to make this this weekend. I was looking for the red pepper paste and got some ajvar. Will this work?

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sven,
If Ajvar doesn't contain eggplant, then it should work:)

At 1:32 PM, Anonymous James said...

Hello Binnur, I love this recipe, but I often have trouble with it. The meat loses a lot of juice when it cooks and this makes quite a mess when we try and eat it! Do you have any advice to fix this? Thank you!

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hello James,

You can try the medium ground beef and a larger tomato or add a handful of finely chopped red Bell pepper...


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