Tire Meatballs

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Tire Köfte, also known as Tire Meatballs, is a traditional Turkish dish that originates from the town of Tire in the Izmir province of Turkey. These meatballs are renowned for their distinct preparation method, use of spices, and the cultural significance they hold in the region. Here’s recipe of Tire Meatballs:

Ingredients for Tire Meatballs

  • For the Meatballs:
  • For the Tomato Sauce:
  • For Serving:

How be made Tire Meatballs

  • Step 1

    Knead 500 grams of ground beef with 1 teaspoon of salt and black pepper in a bowl for about 10 minutes. Divide the meat into 10-12 equal portions.

  • Step 2

    Slightly wet your hands and flatten each portion into a thin layer, then wrap it around a skewer.

  • Step 3

    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • Step 4

    For the sauce, grate or dice 4 medium-sized tomatoes. Take 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan and cook the tomatoes. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, then turn off the heat.

  • Step 5

    Roast 3-4 cherry tomatoes and 3-4 peppers on a pan for serving.

  • Step 6

    Cook the rested meatballs on a pan, flipping them to cook both sides. Remove the cooked meatballs from the skewers.

  • Step 7

    Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and heat it. Place the meatballs in the pan and cook them for a while in the melted butter.

  • Step 8

    Your meatballs are ready! Place the prepared tomato sauce on a plate. Arrange the meatballs on top. Add the roasted peppers and tomatoes. Enjoy your meal!

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