Quick Chebureki Recipe – Чебуреки
Chebureki is a delicious Russian street food that has seasoned ground meat filling sandwiched between fried dough. This super quick and speedy recipe for delicious, crispy, meat-filled Chebureki uses the premade dough to speed up the process.
What Makes a Proper Cheburek
It’s very hard to resist not eating the whole batch in one sitting and you will want to, but you got to be strong! The outside of the proper cheburek (Чебурек) should be perfectly crispy, almost flaky while the filling inside should be nice and juicy and filled with lots of onion. I grew up eating these, and if anyone knows how to make cheburek, it’s my parents.
Last week, my mom & dad decided to help the youth at our church raise money for a party, by making and selling delicious chebureki after church. I believe they made 350 of them and the chebureki were gone within half an hour after the church ended. A lot of people didn’t even get to try them because they were gone before everyone got a chance to buy them.
I wasn’t surprised though, these are so good that I am surprised they didn’t run out quicker! What’s not to like about a cheburek? They’re crispy on the outside with a bit of chewiness on the inside and a juicy middle meat center. Mmm…mmmm… mm!
How to Make the Chebureki Recipe Extra Fast
I’ve got a great secret tip that will help you make this chebureki recipe super fast: pre-made raw wheat flour tortillas! If you have the raw (or even cooked) flour tortillas, you can whip this up in less than 15 minutes—that’s what I call a quick-lunch/dinner!
You might be wondering: why in the world would you use Mexican flour tortilla dough to make the Russian chebureki recipe? Well, it just so happens that both chebureki dough and the flour tortilla dough are made with the same exact dough ingredients, with the exception of tortillas having a little bit of baking soda.
This minor detail is absolutely not noticeable when it comes to the final taste test, so you have my seal of approval to use the premade, uncooked wheat flour tortilla dough to create this delicious chebureki recipe.
How to Make This Meat Pie
- Mix together ground meat, egg, and the rest of the meat pie filling.
- Place the filling in the center of the uncooked tortilla, spread around and fold. Seal the edges by pressing with a fork.
- Fry the meat pie until golden-colored, then enjoy.
Chebureki – Чебуреки
Chebureki are a delicious Russian street food that has seasoned ground meat filling sandwiched between fried dough. This super quick and speedy recipe for delicious, crispy, meat-filled Chebureki uses the premade dough to speed up the process.
- 10 raw/uncooked wheat flour tortillas
In a bowl thoroughly mix together 1 lb meat, 1 egg, ½ tsp pepper, 2 pressed garlic cloves and ½ tsp kosher salt.
To a heavy-bottomed skillet add enough oil to cover the bottom with about 1/2 inch of neutral oil.
Place about 2 tablespoons of filling in the middle of the uncooked dough and spread the filling around over half of it, leaving about a ½ inch border around the edge. Fold the dough in half and use a fork to go around the two edges to seal.
Fry 2 chebureki at a time, about 3 minutes per side, turning to the other side when the first one is golden in color.
Transfer to a paper towel covered plate to absorb extra oil.
Serve immediately (Note 1).
Note 1: Serve right away, alone, or with a choice of Greek yogurt or tsatsiki sauce.
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