This is one of my favorite Turkish-Ottoman dish. Recipe is from this site. I used this recipe several times and all of them are successful.
For the meatball:
- 2 lb of ground beef
- 1 small size of onion ( finely chopped )
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1/2 cup of dry bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 6 small size potatoes
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella
- 1 egg
- 3/4 stick butter
- 1 tbsp of ground red pepper
- 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
Take the meatball mixing from refrigerator and take small parts ( about the size of lime ) from the dough and give them the shape of small balls. Press an indentation into each ball with your finger. Place them on a baking tray. Preheat the oven 400 F. Bake them for 10 minutes.
Fill each meatball with 1 tbsp of puree. Bake them again for 10-15 minutes.
Take vegetable oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add ground red pepper to the pan. Stir until pepper give their color to the oil ( around 30 seconds). Drizzle the sauce on top of the meatballs.
Serve warm with rice, yogurt, and salad.