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Tekirdag Kofte Recipe


Tekirdag Kofte Recipe Tekirdag Kofte Recipe

Tekirdag is a province of Turkey famous with its delicios koftes. The taste of koftes is coming from the quality of sheep’s and cattle’s meats of the region. It is a result of the diversity of grass and herbs cattles/sheeps eating of course. But besides the meat used in the kofte, the preparation is also affects the taste. So, I reccommend you to taste this syle of kofte this time.


  • 500 gr. ground beef/lamb,
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs,
  • 1 small onion,
  • 1 teaspoon cumin,
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 1 small clove of garlic,
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda,
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika,
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper,
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes,
  • 1 egg,
  • 1/2 tablespoon semolina.


  1. MIx the ground beef, bread crumbs, grated onion, cumin, salt and crushed garlic together with your hands,
  2. Add the baking soda, paprika, black pepper and red pepper flakes and continue mixing,
  3. Finally incorporate the egg and semolina into the meatball mixture,
  4. Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator overnight,
  5. Form rectangular patties from the meatball mixture and fry in hot vegetable oil.

Bon appétit…


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