Thursday, October 18, 2012



  • 1 lb of spaghetti
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1/3 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 small size of onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp of red pepper paste
  • 1 cup of boiling water
Take ground beef,bread crumbs, chopped onion,chopped garlic, chopped parsley,cumin, black pepper, red pepper flakes, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and knead it until well combined. Cover with stretch film and let it rest for 4-5 hours in the refrigerator. At the end of resting time, take the mixture out and knead it one more time. Take small parts (about 2 tbsp ) make small meatballs. Take meatballs in a large frying pan over high heat. Fry for 20 minutes turning every 5 minutes.

In a mixing bowl,mix tomato paste, red pepper paste and 1 cup of boiling water with a whisk. Add this sauce over meat balls. Cover the lid, turn the heat medium. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package direction. 
Add sauce into spaghetti and stir.Cover the lid. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Elena said...

that´s great food! looks yummi ;)

Onelia said...

mmm looks delicious!!

Erica (Irene) said...

These kofte are my husband Dogan's favorite food...Love your blog. I get so many of your Turkish recipes for my Turkish husband.