Kufteta is a traditional Bulgarian dish which is served all year round - similar in taste to a spicy meatball or a homemade burger.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: Beef, Pork


  • 2 lb minced meat - 60% pork, 40% beef
  • 2 onions
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 egg
  • ½ black pepper
  • 20 g salt


  • Salt the minced meat and place in the fridge for around 4 hours.
  • Then, mix it with the black pepper and cumin. Thinly slice the onions and mix into the mixture along with 2 or 3 teaspoons of water.
  • Mix in all the remaining ingredients well and let rest again in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Form into meatball or burger shapes and either fry them or barbecue them.

Photo credit and inspiration: questbg.com