“Kumpir” comes from Turkey & means oven or baked potato. The potatoes are baked in the oven, then cut in the middle (but not through) & finally filled with various ingredients at your whim.
In today’s post I show you a recipe for “Kumpir” with spicy ground beef & couscous. The baked potatoes are garnished with sour cream and fresh parsley. Have fun cooking!
Cooked/Baked today: Baked Potatoes “Kumpir” with Ground Beef & Couscous
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Fast Food, Meat Dishes, Recipes with Ground Meat, Turkish Recipes
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Ingredients for 6 servings:
- 6 large potatoes
- 500 grams ground beef
- 100 grams couscous
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 – 2 onion(s)
- 1 – 2 clove(s) garlic
- A teaspoon each of sumac, cumin, sweet paprika powder & ground coriander
- Oil for frying
- Salt, sugar & pepper to taste
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 – 3 sprigs parsley for garnishing
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Large pan for couscous beef mixture
- Suitable baking dish
…for baked potatoes:
Preheat oven to 200°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. Place potatoes next to each other in a suitable baking dish, sprinkle with a bit oil & season with a good pinch salt. Then bake in a preheated oven for about 60 – 90 minutes depending on the thickness of the potatoes.
Peel off onions & garlic & chop finely. Heat up a large pan adding a dash oil & sweat onions & garlic over medium heat for about 2 – 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next increase the heat to high, add 500 grams ground beef & brown for another 4 – 5 minutes until crumbly, stirring from time to time.
Finally add 1 can chopped tomatoes, 100 grams couscous, 100 milliliters water & season everything with a teaspoon each of sumac, cumin, sweet paprika powder & ground coriander. Give everything a good stir, bring to a simmer & then remove from heat. Season the beef couscous mixture with salt, sugar & pepper to taste & then set aside until serving.
…for Kumpir with Beef & Couscous Filling:
Get the done potatoes out of the oven & spread on plates. Then cut in each potato with a knife or fork & fill with a few spoons beef couscous mixture.
Finally garnish “Kumpir” with a dab sour cream & finely chopped parsley & dish up. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):