Mini Sliders (Кюфтета!) with Tomato Marinara

Mini sliders with Tomato Marinara

Кюфтета, pronounced ‘kyoofteta’, are a typical Bulgarian prepared meat that are best translated as small beef/pork patties with spices. They resemble mini sliders without the bun and are often served with a side of Greek salad and roasted potatoes.

My grandma used to make delicious кюфтета back in the day and last night I tried to make my own rendition of these meaty delights. The side is a sautéed blend of cherry tomatoes & sun-dried tomatoes with basil.

They are so so easy to make and very tasty!

Makes around 7-8 patties.

Mini Beef Patties (Кюфтета)

  • 450 g ground beef/pork
  • 60 g grated mozzarella or parmesan (more or less, depending on your cheesiness tastes)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • 2-3 teaspons of finely chopped rosemary and thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground meat, cheese, and herbs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well!
  2. Warm skillet at medium heat and add olive oil.
  3. In the meantime, use your hands to form patties. You can make them smaller or larger depending on your taste, but they are generally a little smaller than these sliders.
  4. Place half the patties on the skillet and let them cook about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Patties are ready when meat has browned well.
  6. Serve with a side of your choice and enjoy!

What did you make for dinner today? 🙂

Ciao!

Diana

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