Grilled Meatballs


Preparation info

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Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

Cızbız is a type of meatball popular throughout Turkey. It is often cut into four and tucked with chopped onion salad into a large roll. Sold everywhere by street traders and called Köfte-Ekmek, this is the Turkish version of fast food.


  • 250 g/8 oz minced leg of lamb
  • 100 g/


Place the minced meat in a bowl, and add all the other ingredients. Knead well for 5-10 minutes, then divide into oval balls.

Place the meatballs (köfte) on a wire grill and position it 10cm/4 inches