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July 02 2007 @ 06:03 pm
Kuftah (Armenian Meatballs)  

Kuftah

Step 1:

Have the butcher remove the fat and gristle from about 2lbs or round steak

Have him grind the steak three times, chill

Use 2 cups very fine cracked wheat (bulgur)

Add the cracked wheat to the chilled meat a little at a time until you see mostly the wheat.

Mix well with wet hands

Step 2:

In a skillet brown 1lb. ground beef (20% fat)

Step 3:

Sautee 1 cup parsley and 2 cups finely copped onion in 2 ½ tbs. butter

Optional (add ½ cup finely chopped scallions, ½ cup finely chopped bell pepper)

Mix in 2 tsp. salt and 1tsp. red pepper, black pepper to taste

Mix together with browned ground beef


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water, dip hands in the cold water

  2. Grab a handful of the wheat and meat mixture and flatten into a ¼ diameter hamburger sized patty

  3. With a spatula scrap patty off breadboard and cup in you hand… keep your hands wet

  4. Take about a tablespoon of the sautéed ground beef mixture and place on the patty cupped in you hand

  5. Fold over the ends to enclose stuffing in the patty and form it into a ball

  6. Keep going until all are stuffed

Step 4:


  1. In a large pan bring water and a small can of tomato sauce to a boil (a spaghetti pan with a deep basket works well but add another can of tomato sauce)

  2. The pan should be about half full of water

  3. Add the Kuftah

  4. Boil for ten minutes

Serve with Lemon Wedges (optional)

I think that is all the recipes. I don't know why I thought there were more!