Gorgeous Turkish Taste Izmir Meatballs


How to make Izmir Meatball? What are the ingredients of Izmir Meatball and What is its importance  in Turkish Cuisine?

You will admire the taste of Izmir Meatball, which is a Turkish dish. If you want to make delicious Izmir Meatballs, continue reading our article. You can enjoy Izmir meatballs with your family by making this Izmir meatballs which belongs to Turkish cuisine.

This meal starts in one of the distinguished city of Turkey’s Aegean region, it is delicious meal that spreads country wide and even the world. No matter where you are in Turkey when we say meatballs the first thing that comes to your mind one of the delicious that İzmir meatballs. You can find this meal local restaurant and this dish is cooked in almost every home in Turkey. Both are satisfying and very tasty dinner made. It is a tomato sauce and it is very delicious with its spices and vegetables. It is a kind of meal that easy and fun to make. This meal is served often with rice pilaf or mashed potatoes in Turkey. If you are ready let’s start.

Ingredients of Izmir Meatballs(for four person):

  •  For the sauce: tomatoes, slices of pepper, 1 cup of warm water, salt
  • 500 gr semi fat ground meat
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion
  • some parsley
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumb
  • Spices (salt, pepper, cumin, thyme, paprika)
  • 3-4 potatoes
  • 2-3 tomato
  • 2-3 pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • oil for frying

How to make Izmir meatballs:


After we put the ground meat in a medium sized bowl, break 1 egg on the top. Let’s grate 1 onion and add the spices according to your taste and preference: salt, pepper, cumin and thyme and add 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs. After chop up and putting the parsley, mix it with your hand and knead.


Cut the resulting mixture into as pieces equal to the size of a walnut, then give them the shape of a finger and lay it on a plate and let it sit.
While they wait, peel 3-4 potatoes and slice them in the form of apple slice and fry in oil. When the potatoes are over, let’s fry our meatballs, fried our Izmir meatballs and our potatoes put on the baking tray in order.


In a bowl Mix 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and 1 cup of warm water and salt. Let’s pour this mixture over the meatballs and potatoes we prepared, and decorate the top with pepper tomatoes. Then let’s cook it in 180 degrees oven for about 15-20 minutes. After cooking, you can enjoy hot and delicious Izmir meatballs.


We tell one of Turkey’s most delicious dinner with you today, by browsing our other dishes we recommend you to try the unique dishes, desserts and drinks of the wide and delicious Turkish cuisine that came out of the Anatolian lands.







Hi! friends I am Gülçin.  I am 21 years old. I am  a university student and my department is  translation and interpreting.

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