Simple Ground Beef Kebab with Paprika

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On this blog I have already shown you two nice alternatives to the classic kebab from the fast food store around the corner, namely a delicious halloumi kebab here & here I showed you a recipe for a veggie “Dürüm” kebab.

In today’s post, I’ll show you another quick kebab variant, this time with ground meat & paprika. The meat paprika mixture is served in a flatbread together with salad and feta cheese. Have fun cooking at home!

Cooked/Baked today: Simple Beef Kebab with Paprika
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes with Meat, Fast Food, Simple Recipes, Recipes with Ground Meat, Recipes with Paprika, Turkish Cuisine
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Simple Beef Kebab with Paprika

Simple Beef Kebab with Paprika

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 large Turkish flatbread (store-bought or homemade)
  • 500 grams ground meat (half beef & half pork)
  • 100 grams feta cheese
  • 2 – 3 bell peppers
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ small head Iceberg lettuce
  • A teaspoon each of sumac, oregano & cumin
  • A teaspoon each of spicy & sweet paprika powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • Parsley for garnish

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large pan for frying
  • Large grill pan or panini grill for flatbread


…for simple ground meat kebab with paprika:

Wash, core and cut the peppers into small pieces. Peel and roughly chop the onion. Also peel off the garlic & cut into thin slices. Cut the flatbread into 4 equal pieces & briefly toast them in a grill pan or panini grill. Cut the iceberg lettuce into strips. Crumble the feta cheese. Finely chop the parsley.

Preparations for Ground Meat Kebab with Peppers

Preparations for Ground Meat Kebab with Peppers

Heat up a large pan with a good dash of oil, add peppers, onions & garlic to the pan & sauté for 3 – 4 minutes over medium heat & occasionally turning. When that’s done add the ground meat & fry until crumbly for another 4 – 5 minutes, turning occasionally.

Cooking Meat Paprika Mixture

Cooking Meat Paprika Mixture

Season the meat paprika mixture with a good pinch of salt & pepper, also add 1 teaspoon each of cumin, sumac, oregano & sweet as well as hot/spicy paprika powder, stir in the spices briefly & briefly allow to raost for a couple of seconds.

Next add a can of chopped tomatoes, stir everything well one last time & allow to simmer over low heat for another 2 – 3 minutes until serving.

Serving Ground Meat Kebab

Serving Ground Meat Kebab

For filling, halve the roasted flatbreads in the middle, but do not cut through completely, then fill with the meat pepper mixture & iceberg lettuce, and finally garnish with some crumbled feta or herder cheese & finely chopped parsley. Have fun cooking at home!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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