Oven baked meatballs with potatos (firinda kofte patates)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy
This recipe is simple and good at any time with or without garlic and yogurt sauce.  Best with good Italian or French bread for dunking.  Although not necessary results are better if the koftes are prepared the night before.


Number of serving: 4
1/2 kg ground beef

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 bunch parsley

1 clove crushed garlic

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon thyme

1 egg

2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil

5-6 large Potatoes

1 bell green or red pepper

1 can tomato sauce

1/4 cup boiling water

1 teaspoon salt

3 sliced tomatoes


  • Mix all of the Meatball ingredients. Use your hands and knead like dough to make sure all the ingredients are mixed together.
  • Make into shape of flat balls. Leave in the fridge. Put 2 tablespoons olive oil at the bottom of the pan. Add peeled, washed and cut up potatoes and mix through with the oil. Spread them at the bottom of the pan.
  • Sprinkle with salt. You can sprinkle additional blackpepper too. Spread meatballs on top of the potato layer. Wash and slice the pepper and spread them on the meatballs. If you are using tomatoes, slice them thinly and alternate with pepper pieces. Pour tomato sauce over the dish.
  • Pour water only from the side of the pan to make sure it does not wash the tomato sauce off the meatballsPreheat oven at 350. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Take the cover off and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve with garlic and yogurt sauce on the side.


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