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Course Main Course
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Servings 4
Calories 326 kcal


  • 800 gr ground beef (80% lean and 20% fat)
  • 200 gr ground lamb
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 onion grated


  1. In a large bowl, place the ground beef, ground lamb, salt, and baking soda. Combine all very well.

  2. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge and let rest for one full day.

  3. The next day, 2-3 hours before cooking; add the grated onion and mix all well. Put back in the fridge and let rest until it's time to cook.

  4. Take walnut-size pieces of ground meat and roll into small balls, and press slightly in between your palms, or give it a finger shape.

  5. Place the meatballs on the grill or on a non-stick pan. And then cook the one side first and then flip them over and don't use any vegetable or olive oil.

  6. Serve

Recipe Notes

Tip: Serve with sliced tomatoes, lavash bread and ayran beverage aside.