İzmir köfte (Turkish Izmir meatballs with potato and tomato sauce)


  • 500 g medium-fat ground beef
  • 2 ~ 3 pointed peppers
  • 1 small grated onion
  • Half a bunch of parsley
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 slices of stale bread
  • 3 potatoes
  • Sunflower oil for frying

For the sauce

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Red powdered pepper

How to make Baked Meatballs and Potatoes

*For the meatballs, put the minced meat in a hollow bowl. Add grated onion, breadcrumbs, eggs, stale bread, finely chopped parsley, salt and spices and knead well.

*Cut slightly larger pieces than walnuts from meatballs and prepare oval meatballs. Lightly fry in hot oil and transfer on a paper towel.

*Peel the potatoes and cut them into an apple slice. After flavoring with salt, lightly fry in hot oil.

*Likewise, transfer it on a paper towel. For the sauce of the dish, chop the tomatoes in the form of an apple slice and cook for 10 minutes without mixing with tomato paste in olive oil.

*Add salt and pepper and sweeten. Take the sauce from the stove. Place the meatballs and potatoes in a heat-resistant lunch box.

*Roll the sauce you prepared over the potatoes and meatballs. Clean the kernels of the green peppers, chop them into large pieces and add.

*bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degree

*You can serve Baked Meatballs and Potatoes with rice pilaf and fava. Enjoy your meal…

What are the Tricks of Izmir Meatballs?

*While preparing the meatball, add a teaspoon of baking soda into the ground beef.

*Make sure that the minced meat you will use is medium-fat and well-ground.

*The bread that you will use in making meatballs will be easier to cook.

*After mixing the ingredients, cover it with a stretch and let it rest for 15 minutes.

*Set the oven temperature in advance so that the meatballs and potatoes are cooked evenly.

*When preparing the minced meat, knead by hand and take care not to leave large pieces.

How many calories are 1 portion of Izmir Meatballs?

*One serving of Izmir meatball, known as zinc and potassium, is approximately 105 calories. The calorie value may vary depending on the ingredients added. Those who are in weight control are recommended to consume in a moderate way.

* Enjoy your meal.

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