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Winter Meatballs from Gaziantep : Suzek – Discover Turkish Food

Suzek, dish comes from the root word meaning strainer in Gaziantep. The main ingredient of Suzek is a mixture of bulgur and ground beef. Suzek is very healthy as it is steamed in the strainer. If you cook this recipe in autumn and winter, don’t forget to make yogurt soup with it. You won’t be able to get enough of the flavor! Get ready, this delicious and easy to prepare Suzek recipe will leave a good taste on your palate.

Materials of Suzek;

  • 250 grams ground beef (medium fat)
  • 2 cups bulgur
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 6 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of chili paste
  • 1.5 teaspoons of salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of ground red pepper

Preparation of Suzek;

  • Add all ingredients to a large tray.
  • Knead the meatball dough for 10-15 minutes to integrate well.
  • In the meantime, take a large pot in your hand where you can boil the strainer, fill it with water so that it does not touch the strainer and let it boil.
  • Start shaping the meatballs by tearing off medium-sized pieces from the meatball dough. Roll it up and flatten it by squeezing it between your hands.
  • Put the prepared Suzek in the strainer that is boiling on medium-low heat, close the lid of the pot and steam for 20-25 minutes.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, check the water in the pot frequently. Add water if needed.

If you have prepared a table and you do not have time to make soup with it, you can prepare a sauce with yogurt or tomatoes for Suzek. Your Suzek preparation time is approximately 20 minutes. Cooking time is approximately 25 minutes. You should definitely try this delicious and healthy recipe that doesn’t take even 1 hour. Bon Appetit!

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Ece Nagihan

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