Izmir soya kofte balls (meatfree meatballs)

    45 min

    Soya mince meat balls cooked with green peppers, tomatoes and potatoes in the oven.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g of soya mince
    • 3 - 4 tomatoes, cut into eighths
    • 1 big or 2 medium peppers, seeded and sliced lengthways
    • 2 - 3 medium size potatoes, cut into eighths
    • 1 onion, grated nicely in a bowl
    • 1 egg
    • handful of parsley, chopped
    • breadcrumbs (as much as the kofte need)
    • 2 or 3 spoonfuls of tomato puree
    • red chilli flakes
    • cumin
    • curry powder
    • thyme
    • salt and black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Slice the potatoes and keep them in a bowl full of water (this keeps the potatoes from going brown).
    2. Take a medium salad bowl, add in the soya mince, egg, chopped parsley, grated onion and spices, stir them and add the breadcrumbs until thoroughly combined. Here it is up to you: if it is too dry, wet it with a few spoons of water; if too soft then add more breadcrumbs. You have to decide, I am afraid!
    3. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    4. Make approximately 15 kofte balls from your mixture. I usually take a bit of the mixture, roll it in my palm, then press on it slightly.
    5. Brush an oven dish (like a tray or glass baking dish around 5cm deep) with oil then place the potatoes, tomatoes, kofte balls and peppers onto it.
    6. Dissolve the tomato puree in three glasses of water then pour over the oven dish. Drizzle with oil. Cook in the oven till the sauce starts boiling then bring the oven down to 180 C / Gas 4. Cook a little bit more, then your Izmir Kofte is ready, enjoy!


    View this recipe on my blog, The Smallest Kitchen.

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    Thanks!  -  29 May 2016


    Used different ingredients. I used lean hamburger/mince instead of the soya mince and didn't include potatoes. It turned out delicious! Thanks for the recipe.  -  28 Aug 2009