Ground beef kombe - Kiymali kombe



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If I have to translate Ground beef kombe I would say fermented dough savory pastry with ground beef and potato mixture but as you can see it doesn’t make a good title : ) Also I’m not feeling comfortable to translate Ground beef kombe because it’s a very unique dish and it deserves to mentioned by its own name. It’s an easy and very delicious recipe. Just try it and you will love love love!

Ground Beef Kombe - Kiymali Kombe Recipe
Ground Beef Kombe – Kiymali Kombe Recipe

Ground Beef Kombe

Try this delicious traditional turkish food recipe Ground Beef Kombe

Course Borek, Breakfast, Main Course, Savory Pastry, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean, Turkish
Keyword Ground Beef Kombe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Calories 248 kcal


For the dough:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package instant yeast
  • 1 package baking powder
  • 1 full tsp. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 egg, separate the yolk and white
  • 3-4 cup all purpose flour

For the stuffing:

  • 250 gr. (0,5 lb.) ground beef
  • 1 big onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • 1 big potato, grated
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground red pepper


The dough:

  1. Add your 1 cup warm water, 1 cup warm milk, 1 package instant yeast, 1 package baking powder, 1 full tsp. Sugar in a container and mix them well together.
  2. Add your 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 egg white and mix it again.
  3. Start adding your flour slowly and start kneading. Add flour until you get a soft sticky dough.
  4. Cover your dough and let it rest for about 20-25 minutes until you prepare your stuffing.

The stuffing:

  1. Heat your 1 tbsp. Vegetable oil in a pan.
  2. Add your 2 tbsp. Tomato paste and sauté a little.
  3. Add you 1 big finely chopped onion and sauté until it gets soft.
  4. Add your 250 gr. (0,5 lb.) ground beef, 1 big grated potato and sauté until it changes its colour.
  5. Season your stuffing with black pepper, salt, ground red pepper, cumin as you wish.


  1. Cut your dough into two equal pieces.
  2. Butter your big size glass baking dish.
  3. Heat your oven to 150°C (302°F)
  4. Spread your first piece of dough to your baking dish.
  5. Spread your ground beef stuffing on your dough.
  6. Roll out your second piece of dough on your counter and put the second piece on your stuffing.
  7. Spread your egg yolk with a brush on your ground beef kombe, and season it with sesame seeds, black sesame seeds or poppy seeds if you want.
  8. Bake your ground beef kombe for about 25-35 minutes until your dough cooks.

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  1. isa says:

    this looks like a great recipe .
    when you say 1 package instant yeast and 1 package baking powder how
    much is it in grams (g) please?

    thank you

    • admin says:

      Hello İsa,

      Sorry for my late reply. Thank you for trying my recipes.
      1 package yeast and baking powder makes 10 grams equal to 2+1/2 teaspoons.
      I hope you enjoy!

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