Köfte Ekmek | Turkish Meatball Sandwich

Köfte Ekmek is a Turkish meatball sandwich. The street food classic is traditionally served on sourdough bread with lettuce, shaved onion and tomato slices.



The primary ingredients of köfte include minced meat (most commonly beef), parsley, bread crumbs, onion and a range of spices including cumin, oregano, mint powder, red or black pepper powder. Once thoroughly combined, the mixture is formed into shape. Finally, the meatballs are grilled or fried. The meatballs are traditionally served on toasted sourdough bread with lettuce, tomato and onion.


Quick Guide


Turkish meatball sandwiches are a meal for those on the go. Although they can be found in every region, the tasty sandwiches are a feature of Turkey’s metropolises and an Istanbul institution.


Köfte Ekmek is available all year.



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