Meatballs with cucumber yogurt dip

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
15
min.
Preparation
35
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-3+
400 g minced meat (mixed lamb and beef)
cucumbers
200 g yogurt
onions
10 g ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
salt
pepper
Turkish bread for serving
cucumber slices for serving
parsley for serving
Yeni Raki for serving
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • baking dish
  • oven
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • 2 bowls
  • sieve
  • grater

Nutrition per serving

Cal
320
Protein
30 g
Fat
17 g
Carb
10 g
  • Step 1/4

    Add minced meat to a bowl and season with salt. Knead to combine and refrigerate for approx. 1 – 2 hrs.
    • 400 g minced meat
    • salt
    • bowl
    • rubber spatula

    Add minced meat to a bowl and season with salt. Knead to combine and refrigerate for approx. 1 – 2 hrs.

  • Step 2/4

    Pre-heat oven to 180°C/355°F. Peel and halve onions crosswise, then remove the inner cores to allow room for the meat. Use your hands to form walnut-sized balls out of the minced meat. Add each meatball to a halved onion and transfer them to a baking dish. Bake for approx. 35 min. or until browned.
    • onions
    • baking dish
    • oven
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Pre-heat oven to 180°C/355°F. Peel and halve onions crosswise, then remove the inner cores to allow room for the meat. Use your hands to form walnut-sized balls out of the minced meat. Add each meatball to a halved onion and transfer them to a baking dish. Bake for approx. 35 min. or until browned.

  • Step 3/4

    Grate cucumbers and ginger, then add to a sieve and press out as much liquid as possible over a bowl.  Toss liquids and transfer cucumbers and ginger to a clean bowl. Add yogurt, ground cumin, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
    • cucumbers
    • 10 g ginger
    • 200 g yogurt
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • salt
    • pepper
    • 2 bowls
    • sieve
    • rubber spatula
    • grater

    Grate cucumbers and ginger, then add to a sieve and press out as much liquid as possible over a bowl. Toss liquids and transfer cucumbers and ginger to a clean bowl. Add yogurt, ground cumin, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.

  • Step 4/4

    Serve meatballs with Turkish bread, cucumber yogurt dip, fresh cucumber slices, and parsley. Enjoy!
    • Turkish bread for serving
    • cucumber slices for serving
    • parsley for serving
    • Yeni Raki for serving
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Serve meatballs with Turkish bread, cucumber yogurt dip, fresh cucumber slices, and parsley. Enjoy!