Very much like the kebapche, kyufte is a meatball made of minced meat and spices shaped like a meatball slapped with a spatula. Same as kebapche but contains chopped onions too. You can grill, fry or bake it. As with kebapche, eat it with Shopska salad and French fries with Bulgarian cheese.
2 lbs minced meat (60% pork, 40% beef)
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 glove garlic, minced (we prefer it with garlic but it's not necessary)
Mix all ingredients together, mix well. Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Take out and shape in balls then flatten in patty-like pieces.
Makes about 20 pieces. If you think this recipe is exactly like the one for kebapche, look again - this one has onion in it and it makes all the difference.