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This is the most loved Turkish dish by British holiday makers in 2014 Summer.

Here is with pictures, step by step how to make oven roasted meatballs and potato in rich tomato sauce.

Firinda Köfte Patates (Baked Meatballs Potato)
3 medium potatoes, peeled, quartered
1 medium onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp tomato paste and pepper paste
3 cups water
2 large red bell peppers

Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil

Meatball Ingredients:
500 gr mince beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cups of bread crumbs or slice of steal bread chopped finely in food processor.
25 gr chopped parsley                                                                                                                                                                   1 tea spoon ground cumin and coriander                                                                                                                                       1 medium size egg

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
To prepare meatballs. In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients. Work gently with hands until mixture holds together. Divide mixture into 16 portions. Shaped into flat balls/or fingers.
Preheat oven 350F/180C.
Get a frying pan and fry potatoes slightly first; then set a side.

then fry all the meat balls 2 minutes and set a side.

then put all the potatoes in the bottom of the oven tray then lay all the meat balls over potatoes then place the papers between them and then your sliced tomatoes.

another pan make a rich tomato sauce with a tablespoon olive oil, chopped garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, tablespoon tomato paste and peppers paste, cooked them well with a glass of water then pour the sauce over meatballs
cook it for 45 mins until potatoes are done.
serve with vermicelli rice.

Firinda köfte patates - Oven baked meatballs with potato

Firinda köfte patates – Oven baked meatballs with potato

Firinda köfte patates - Oven baked meatballs with potato

Firinda köfte patates – Oven baked meatballs with potato

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