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Beef Tantuni Recipe


Beef Tantuni Recipe

Tantuni is one of the most traditional street foods of Turkey. It’s home town is Mersin, a beautiful city in the south part of Turkey.

In order to make a delicious tantuni you should chop the beef very very finely. To do it easily you can freeze the beef for a few hours before chopping. Semi-frozen meat is really easy to chop.

You should also cook tantuni very very quickly so that the meat doesn’t get harden or rubbery. Using a thin bottom pan like a wok pan would make it easier. If you havei you can also use a paella pan as I do. If neither of these is available, you can use any pan and cook it at high temperature.

Enjoy the recipe…

Beef Tantuni Recipe


  • 500 g beef,
  • Vegetable oil,
  • 1 teaspoon sweet chili powder,
  • Salt,
  • Water,
  • 1 loaf of bread,
  • White onion,
  • Chopped parsley,
  • 1 tomato.


  1. Slice the onion and mix with the finely chopped parsley,
  2. Chop the tomato finely,
  3. Chop the meat very finely,
  4. Boil 2-3 cups of water in a pot,
  5. Throw the meat into boiling water and boil for 5 min., drain,
  6. Heat 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil in a wok pan,
  7. Add the meat and cook stirring constantly,
  8. Add oil as needed and sprinkle water over with your fingertips,
  9. Roast the meat until the color turns brown,
  10. Add the chilli powder and salt and cook stirring for a few more minutes,
  11. Halve the bread and cut each piece into sandwich bread,
  12. Press inside of the bread pieces on the meat to absorb the oil,
  13. Share the meat into breads,
  14. Spread the chopped onions and tomatoes over the meat.

Bon appetit…


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