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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Meatballs-Vegetables in Tomato Sauce

(Sebzeli Sulu Kofte)

Meatballs-Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
Kofte ingredients:
400 g regular ground beef
1/4 cup short grain rice, washed, drained
1 egg

1/2 cup flour

1 onion, grated
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
4-5 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
2 cups water
1 small carrot, peeled, cut in small pieces
1/4 cup sweet pea, frozen
1/2 cup Cauliflower, florets separated
1/2 cup okra, in jar, drained

Place the flour on a large plate. Knead all the kofte ingredients in a bowl. Break off small pieces and give a small ball shape with your palms. Place them in the flour.

Meanwhile, saute the onion with olive oil and butter for about 2 minutes in a medium-size pot. Add the crushed tomatoes, water, carrot, sweet pea, cauliflower, salt and pepper. Then bring to boil on medium heat. Flour all the little Koftes, gently drop into the pot and move the pot slightly back and forth. Cook for about 20 minutes at a little bit under medium heat. Add the okra 2 minutes before turn the heat off. Serve this dish with a spoon and Turkish Bread on the side:)

4 servings.

Meal Ideas:
-Spinach Soup with Cream , Eggplant with Veggie Filling, Amulet Borek and Revani .



At 11:23 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

this dish is familiar.. reminds me of the filipino caldereta..^^

At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Sidse Ünal said...

Hi Binnur

I am trying out your new recipes these days. This one was delicious too. We had it with the Ramazan pidesi and was really delicious together :-)

Elinize saglik

Sidse Ünal

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Senin de ellerine saglik sevgili Sidse:) I am going to post Bayram Menu this week.

At 12:23 AM, Blogger Unknown said...


This recipe gives a really nice combination of flavours. Having it brought back memories of a hearty meal at an Eminonu koftecisi. Keep up the good work on the site!


At 2:25 PM, Blogger Turcja Polonya said...

Harika gorunuyor, denememiz lazim acilen :)

At 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your nice ideas!

I had a question for the rice you use to make meatballs,it must be cooked before or not?


At 5:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is not cooked:)


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