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The Best Turkish Meatballs: Delicious and Mouth-Watering Flavors

Wherever you go, wherever you visit in Turkey, you will always come across delicious regional Turkish flavors. As you know pretty well, Turkish cuisine has numerous regional and traditional foods. However, Turkish meatballs always have a special place among any other flavor.

There are many cities in Turkey that are famous for their meatballs. But some Turkish meatballs such as İnegöl, Akçaabat, and Tekirdağ meatballs stand out. We have brought together delicious meatball recipes for those who want to try local flavors at home.

N.B.: It is hard to believe, but in Turkey, there are almost 300 different kinds of meatballs that vary from region to region. However, here, we are going to list the most famous, delicious, and mouth-watering ones.

Akcaabat Meatball

Akcaabat meatball is one of the best Turkish meatballs
Akcaabat meatball is one of the best Turkish meatballs

Although every dish of the Black Sea cuisine has a unique taste, Akcaabat meatballs have a very special place. Akçaabat meatball, which is special in Trabzon city, is prepared with beef.

Inegol Meatball

Bursa's İnegöl meatballs
Bursa’s İnegöl meatballs

One of the first dishes that comes to mind when we are talking about Bursa is İnegöl meatballs. Prepared with lean ground beef, İnegöl meatballs are generally served by grilling.

Fellah Meatballs

You need fine bulgur and semolina to prepare this delicious flavor
You need fine bulgur and semolina to prepare this delicious flavor

Fellah meatballs spread from Adana cuisine. You need fine bulgur and semolina to prepare this delicious flavor. By the way, the name ‘fellah’ means ‘farmer’ in Arabic. As for the serving, garlic yogurt (a Turkish yogurt with garlic) goes very well with this special regional Turkish meatball.

Izmir Meatballs

Izmir meatballs are a very delicious delicacy
Izmir meatballs are a very delicious delicacy

As the name suggests, this meatball, which spreads from Izmir cuisine, attracts attention not only in Turkish cuisine but also in Greek cuisine. Tomato sauce is the best thing to do to make the taste even better. İzmir meatballs are enriched with potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers.

Urgup Meatballs

Potatoes, onions, and semolina raise the flavor of Urgup meatballs as nothing can succeed
Potatoes, onions, and semolina raise the flavor of Urgup meatballs as nothing can succeed

Ürgüp meatball is one of Nevşehir’s most popular dishes. So, potatoes, onions, and semolina raise the flavor of the dish as nothing can succeed. It takes an average of 30 minutes to prepare this delicious meatball. The best way to serve it is to serve after frying in hazelnut oil.

Eggplant Meatballs

Eggplant meatballs is one of the most popular Turkish meatballs in Diyarbakır cuisine
Eggplant meatballs are one of the most popular Turkish meatballs in Diyarbakır cuisine

So, eggplant meatballs are extremely famous in the Diyarbakir region. So, the flavor is one of the most popular Turkish meatballs in Diyarbakır cuisine. People know this delicious flavor as both meatballs and kebabs. It is a dish prepared with thinly sliced eggplant, meatballs, and tomato sauce.

Bolu Meatball

Minced meat, garlic, and mengen cheese are indispensable to prepare Bolu meatballs
Minced meat, garlic, and mengen cheese are indispensable to prepare Bolu meatballs

Minced meat, garlic, and mengen cheese are indispensable to prepare Bolu meatballs. Moreover, this flavor is one of the favorites of the Black Sea cuisine. Meatballs must rest for 1 night. After that, the cooking phase begins. For serving, a cold salad would be great.

Harput Meatball

The answer for how to prepare Harput meatball is minced meat and fine bulgur
The answer for how to prepare Harput meatball is minced meat and fine bulgur

Harput meatball is one of the most famous local dishes of the Elazig region. The answer for how to prepare is minced meat and fine bulgur. Harput meatballs will be the savior of those who say ‘what should I cook today?’ So, tomato sauce is the best thing to serve with.

Carrot Rice and Somelek Meatballs

Sömelek Meatballs is one of the most famous Turkish meatballs of Kahramanmaraş
Sömelek Meatballs is one of the most famous Turkish meatballs of Kahramanmaraş

Sömelek Meatballs is one of the most famous dishes of Kahramanmaraş. To prepare it, you need bulgur, meat, and semolina. It takes a very short time to prepare Somelek Meatballs. As for the appetizer, carrot rice is always a good idea to serve with the meatball.

Sıkma (Squeezed) Meatballs

Squeezed meatball is very popular, especially in Anatolia
Squeezed meatball is very popular, especially in Anatolia

Squeezed meatballs, which will be the favorite of those looking for meatballs without ground meat, have become synonymous with Malatya cuisine. This meatball is very popular, especially in Anatolia. So, the boiled method is the way to cook it.

Garlic Meatballs

It is almost impossible to talk about Adana cuisine without mentioning garlic meatballs
It is almost impossible to talk about Adana cuisine without mentioning garlic meatballs

Garlic meatballs are very special to Adana cuisine. It means that is almost impossible to talk about Adana cuisine without mentioning garlic meatballs. What we use to prepare this delicious flavor is bulgur and semolina. Well, Central Anatolian people frequently consume garlic meatballs. Furthermore, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare this mouth-watering flavor.

Egg Meatballs

Egg meatball is one of the best Turkish meatballs
Egg meatball is one of the best Turkish meatballs

 

Well, egg meatballs are a special dish of Şanlıurfa cuisine. Although little known, it is very popular. Meatballs with eggs are a delicacy that those who eat can never give up. So, it is prepared with fine bulgur, egg, and tomato paste.

Islama (Wet) Meatballs

Islama Meatballs is served between two loaves of bread

When we are talking about Adapazarı, the first dish that comes to mind is ıslama meatballs. The most important feature of the “Islama Meatballs” is that it is served between two loaves of bread. Minced meat is what we use when preparing this special meatball.

Kadınbudu Meatballs (Turkish Lady’s Thigh Meatballs)

Turkish Lady's Thigh Meatballs is a very special member of Turkish cuisine
Turkish Lady’s Thigh Meatballs is a very special member of Turkish cuisine

Of course, there is no one who has not heard the name of Kadınbudu meatballs. Prepared with minced meat and rice, Kadınbudu meatballs are identified with the Thracian cuisine. Kadınbudu Köfte (a proper translation in English is Turkish Lady’s Thigh Meatballs) is especially a popular dish in Edirne. Furthermore, you can find different versions of this delicacy in the Balkan countries.

Acem (Persian) Meatballs

Persian meatballs are a special dish of Van cuisine
Persian meatballs are a special dish of Van cuisine

Persian meatballs are a special dish of Van cuisine. You need minced meat, bulgur, and rice to prepare the dishes. This dish, which resembles a juicy meatball with its appearance, is about 240 calories.

Çiğ Köfte (Raw Meatballs)

Speaking of local meatballs, it is impossible not to include raw meatballs
Speaking of local meatballs, it is impossible not to include raw meatballs

Speaking of local meatballs, it is impossible not to include raw meatballs. Raw meatballs are extremely famous and common in Şanlıurfa and Adıyaman districts. What’s more, they attract attention in almost all our cities, especially Antep, Diyarbakır, and Adana.

İçli Köfte (aka Kibbeh or Kubbah)

Stuffed meatballs, Kibbeh, or Kubbah are among the most popular Turkish meatballs of Southeastern Anatolia
Stuffed meatballs, Kibbeh, or Kubbah are among the most popular Turkish meatballs of Southeastern Anatolia

Stuffed meatballs, which are among the most popular meatballs of Southeastern Anatolia, can be cooked by frying or boiling as desired. To cook stuffed meatballs, one has to use minced meat in the filling. And for the outside, you have to use fine bulgur.

So, we hope you liked our content that contains some of the best and the most delicious Turkish meatballs. Therefore, you had better not forget to check our list before visiting Turkey. You will benefit from this article when you order a portion of delicious Turkish meatballs.

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