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Sulu Köfte – Turkish Meatball and Potato Soup

Sulu Köfte - Turkish Meatball and Potato Soup
Sulu Köfte is a Turkish soup like dish consisting of small balls of beef mince, rice, onion and parsley, cooked in a sauce of butter, tomato paste and water. It can also be prepared with small cubes of carrots and potatoes added to the soup.
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Ingredients
For the köfte
  • 400 g regular beef mince
  • ¼ cup short grain rice, washed, drained
  • 1 egg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For coating
  • ½ cup flour
For the soup
  • 1 onion, grated
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes, canned
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place flour on a large plate. Knead all the köfte ingredients in a bowl. Break off small pieces and give a small ball shape with your palms. Place them in the flour.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the onion with olive oil and butter for a couple minutes in a medium sized pot.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, water, salt and pepper, then bring to boil over medium heat.
  4. Flour all the köfte meatballs, gently drop into the pot and stir slowly. Cook for about 20 minutes over a little bit under medium heat.
  5. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top.
  6. Serve this dish with Turkish Bread on the side.

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