Coban Koftesi (Shepherd’s meatballs)


  • 600 gr ground meat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 slices of bread
  • 3 large tometoes or 21/2 tablespoons unsalted tomato paste
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 bunch parsley


Add the grated onions, the soaked and minced slices of bread, the egg, black pepper, garlic, parsley and 1/2 tablespoon salt to finely ground meat and knead for 10 minutes to blend well. Moisten hands, take walnut-sized pieces of the meat and form into flat round shapes by pressing and rolling with palms. Place meatballs in pot containing heated margarine. Add minec tomatoes or tomato paste mixed with 1 glass of water ans 1/2 teaspoon salt, cover and allow to cook for approximately 30 minutes over modrate heat. serve hot.

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