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Bulgarian Kufteta Recipe


  • Ground meat
  • Onions
  • Eggs
  • Beer or yogurt
  • Bread
  • Oil
  • Spices and herbs
  • Salt and pepper


  • Soak the bread in the beer. If you are using yogurt, mix half-a-cup water before soaking the bread. Once the bread completely absorbs liquid, crumble the bread and put it over the ground meat.
  • Dice the onions finely, chop parsley, and mince the garlic.
  • Put in the rest of the ingredients in the meat and mix until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Add approximately 1/3 or ΒΌ cup of water or beer to the mix.
  • To create flavorful kufteta, you should let the ingredients truly blend together. Moreover, this will ensure the liquid gets properly absorbed by the ground meat.
  • When making kufteta, make sure that the mixture is at room temperature. Dip your hands in cooking oil and shape the mixture into koftas. Ensure that you keep the shape uniform and they are greased nicely on the outside before grilling them.
  • Preheat the grill on medium-high. Grease the grills and put the kufteta over the heat. Ensure to use a wide spatula to flip over the kofta.
  • After the koftas are cooked, take them off the grill and brush them with cooking oil. This will prevent the outer surface from drying out.