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Kotlete Kubideh (Persian Hamburgers)

prep:10 minutes
cook:8 minutes
ready in:18 minutes
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  • Serves: 3
  • Calories: 268
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1g
  • Protein: 31g
Submitted by: Shiva Stella
Simplicity is key to maintaining my healthy diet. When I'm juggling writing projects and trying to avoid the fast-food temptation up the street, I turn to my mother's Kotlete Kubideh--Persian Hamburgers. These delectable little meat patties may look unassuming, but they're quick to make and a tastey introduction to Persian food. Best of all, you've already got the ingredients in your kitchen, so there's no need for a trip to the local ethnic grocery for "Exotic Spice X". Ready? Here we go!

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl, excluding ghee.
  2. Form round meat patties, I like to do about 3oz patties and I sometimes dust them with a little arrowroot powder, but not necessary.
  3. Fry them in ghee on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side depending on thickness (Note that grass-fed meat may take a little longer)


Serve with rice, or atop cauliflower rice seasoned with salt/pepper (I sometimes add 1 tsp. of tumeric to my cauliflower rice, as seen in the photo) and top with fresh mint. These patties also taste great cold, so they make for easy picnic food when wrapped in lettuce. If you need a simple sauce, just mix a cup of paleo-mayo or Greek yogurt with a little fresh dill, diced garlic, a dash of salt and 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice. Let it blend in the fridge and you're good to go!

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  1. jamiestein
    September 30, 2012

    these are great.

  2. ComidaCutie
    April 30, 2013

    These had a great flavor! I loved them. However, my meat didn’t look as “grilled” as yours did! It looks like yours was done on the grill. I fried mine in ghee in a skillet.

  3. skelhoss
    February 11, 2014

    I liked these a lot! I love koobideh, but I have never made it at home before. I missed the hint about making them into small 3 oz patties and I made 4 oz patties. Next time, I might even go smaller.

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