Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kubideh (Beef)

Joe made dinner tonight. Beef kubidah patties with naan. I made the tzatzkiki sauce. The kubidah smelled delicious on the grill pan, and tasted as good as it smelled. I've always loved "street food". Even super picky Dylan ate it up, with ketchup, but still.

Kubideh is an Iranian minced meat kabab or patty.
1 lb ground sirloin
1 egg
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tblspn turmeric
1/2 tblspn cinnamon
1/2 tspn black pepper
1/4 tblspn baking powder
naan bread or pita pockets
Basil leaves
Mint leaves
Sliced onion

1/ Warm naan in preheated oven.
2/ Combine meat, egg, parsley, onion, salt, turmeric, cinnamon, pepper and baking powder in a large bowl. Mix well.
3/ With wet hands, roll mixture into balls or if making patties roll into a ball the size of your palm. Flatten to the length of your hand. using your fingers, press dimples into the surface of one side. Repeat with remaining mixure.
4/ Cook over medium-high heat on a grill pan, 4 minutes on each side.
5/ Place warm meat on naan. Add basil and mint leaves, and sliced onion. Fold naan over toppings. Eat!
*I liked mine with tzatziki sauce and some sriracha sauce for a little heat.

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