Meat Recipes

Turkish Meatball Recipe

20 minutes Cook
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If you’re looking for a flavorful and hearty meal, look no further than Turkish meatballs. This dish features juicy and tender meatballs that are packed with traditional Mediterranean flavors. Whether you’re serving them up for a family dinner or a party, these Turkish meatballs are sure to impress your guests.

Turkish Meatball

Turkish Meatball

This Turkish meatball recipe is a savory and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion. The meatballs are made with a combination of ground beef and lamb, and seasoned with traditional Mediterranean spices. They are then pan-fried until they are browned and crispy on the outside, and juicy and tender on the inside. Serve them up with some fresh vegetables and yogurt sauce for a complete and satisfying meal.
prep time
15 minutes
cooking time
20 minutes
total time
35 minutes


  • Large mixing bowl

  • Frying pan or skillet


  • 1 lb. ground beef

  • 1 lb. ground lamb

  • 1 large onion, grated

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. cumin

  • 1 tbsp. paprika

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

  • Vegetable oil for frying


In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground lamb, grated onion, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
Mix the ingredients together until everything is well combined.
Using your hands, form the meat mixture into small balls, about 2 inches in diameter.
Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Place the meatballs in the frying pan, and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are browned on all sides and cooked through.
Remove the meatballs from the pan and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
Serve the meatballs hot with some fresh vegetables and yogurt sauce.


It's important to use a combination of ground beef and lamb for the best flavor and texture. You can substitute the breadcrumbs for almond flour or gluten-free breadcrumbs for a gluten-free option. If you want to make the meatballs ahead of time, you can refrigerate the uncooked meatballs for up to 24 hours before cooking.
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