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General Hasan’s Meatball (Hasan Pasa Koftesi)

 For meatball
  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 2 medium size onion (finely chopped or graded)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • salt, black pepper, cumin to taste

For filling
  • 4-5 medium size potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt
For sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup of water


For sauce
In a bowl whisk tomato paste and water.

For filling
1-Boil the potatoes and mash them.
2-Melt the butter in a pan, add the mashed potatoes and stir it couple of minutes.
3-In a small bowl beat the egg. Put the egg onto potatoes and stir it.
3-Add milk while stirring.
4-Finally add the salt.

For meatball
1-In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients and knead them until mixture holds together and becomes like dough.
2-Break off some of the meatball dough size of an egg, first shape it like a ball then make a big indentation to give bowl shape.
3-Grease inside of these small bowls with oil and place them into greased oven tray.
4-Bake them for 15-20 minutes on 350 F. (Be careful if you bake too long, they will become very hard) 
5-Take out them from the oven and fill them with mashed potatoes which you prepared
6- Pour some sauce onto meatballs and bake them until they become golden brown.

Serve warm with rice.

Afiyet Olsun.


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