A delicious Turkish köfte (meatball) recipe with a flavorful filling, served with a savory sauce. Dalyan Köfte is a delightful dish that your family will love. Adjust the spices according to your taste preferences.


  • 1kg ground beef
  • 1onion
  • 1clove of garlic
  • 1cup breadcrumbs
  • 1egg
  • 1to 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 1tsp allspice
  • 0.5tsp cumin
  • 1cup peas
  • 2carrots
  • 1potato
  • Ready-made mixed vegetables
  • 1to 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp tomato paste
  • 1cup water
  • Egg white


  • 1Finely chop the onion and garlic.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, chopped onion, chopped garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, allspice, and cumin.
  • 3Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined.
  • 4Prepare the filling by chopping the peas, carrots, and potato into small pieces. If using ready-made mixed vegetables, you can include them as well.
  • 5Take a small portion of the meatball mixture, flatten it with your hand, and place some of the filling in the center.
  • 6Close the meat mixture around the filling, shaping it into an oval or cylindrical köfte. Repeat the process for the remaining mixture.
  • 7In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil, tomato paste, and water to prepare the sauce.
  • 8Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add the prepared sauce to the pan.
  • 9Arrange the köfte on top of the sauce in a single layer.
  • 10Cook the köfte in the sauce, turning them occasionally until they are browned and cooked through. This will take around 20-25 minutes.
  • 11While cooking, occasionally brush the köfte with egg white to give them a glossy finish.
  • 12Once the köfte and sauce are cooked, serve them with your favorite side dishes and enjoy your delicious Dalyan Köfte! Bon appétit! :)