The Best Meatball ( Çiğköfte Tarifi)


Hello friends! Today, we will share with you the best meatball recipe as a family of Turkish foods. In today’s recipe, we have no oven, no stove, no uncooked meatballs. Yes, you did not hear wrong, no cooking. We will make steak tartar a la turca(çiğköfte), the most famous dish from Anatolian cuisine. This meatball recipe is very famous in Adıyaman, Şanlıurfa and Gaziantep regions but it is a dish made all over Turkey. There are many meatball shops. If you are looking for a different and delicious meatball recipe, here you are in the right place. Steak tartar a la turca are loved by the Turks and consumed a lot.

This dish is made from raw meat and this raw meat is cooked with spices and kneaded.Don’t worry you won’t taste raw meat. But if you wish, you can do it without meat. You can easily make this different recipe at home. If you want a different taste on your table, absolutely  try this recipe.  I recommend you to try the steak tartar a la turca with greenery, pickles, ayran and lentil soup. These recipes are also available on our site. İf you ready let’s make the best meatball;

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The Best Meatball Recipe (çiğköfte Tarifi)

Amazing recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
knead time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Turkish Cuisine
Servings 4 people
Calories 216 kcal


  • bowl
  • Knife
  • grater


  • 200 gram ground beef
  • 5 tea glass fine bulgur
  • 5 cloves garlic (large)
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika paste
  • 3 tomato

For Sauce

  • 1 tea galss olive oil
  • 1 dessert spoon black pepper
  • 1 dessert spoon cumin
  • 2 table spoon chili pepper
  • 3 tablespoon urfa red pepper
  • parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Grate tomatos and put a bowl.
  • Put 1 tea glass olive oil, cumin, black pepper, urfa red peppers,chili pepper into another bowl. Mix this ingredients and sauce is ready.
  • Peel onion and garlic then grate onion and garlic. Put this grated garlic and onion a big bowl add ground beef and salt.
  • Knead this mixture about 3 minutes then add tomato paste and paprika paste knead again about 3 minutes.
  • Add fine bulgur knead about 15 minutes and intervally add 1 glass water.
  • Then add grated tomato knead about 3 minutes.
  • Add your pre-prepared sauce. Knead abot 3 minutes andit is ready.


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Today we shared the meatball recipe with you. But this meatball isn’t normal meatball recipe. This recipe is the best meatball recipe. İf you try our recipe don’t forget write your comment.


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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