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Turkish Beef Skewers

with Peppers and Yogurt Sauce
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Turkish Beef Skewers

Turkish Beef Skewers - The national dish of Turkey: Kebabs with green peppers and a yogurt sauce

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Health Score:
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35 min.
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Nutritional values

The beef and peppers form a healthy duo: the iron from the beef and the vitamin C from the peppers together replenish your body's iron reserves, because the vitamin helps the body make better use of the iron.


Pul Biber is a spice mixture of dried paprika flakes, which is common in Turkish cuisine. If you do not have Pul Biber, you can replace it with some paprika and chili powder.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie540 kcal(26 %)
Protein73 g(74 %)
Fat19 g(16 %)
Carbohydrates15 g(10 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage10.5 g(35 %)
Vitamin A0.6 mg(75 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E10.2 mg(85 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.8 mg(73 %)
Niacin21.7 mg(181 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate62 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid1.9 mg(32 %)
Biotin15.9 μg(35 %)
Vitamin B₁₂7.4 μg(247 %)
Vitamin C209 mg(220 %)
Potassium1,136 mg(28 %)
Calcium178 mg(18 %)
Magnesium95 mg(32 %)
Iron8 mg(53 %)
Iodine14 μg(7 %)
Zinc10 mg(125 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.6 g
Uric acid336 mg
Cholesterol129 mg
Development of this recipe:


12 ounces Beef
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pinch Cumin
1 generous pinch Aleppo pepper
3 stalks mint
½ lemon
5 ounces Yogurt (low-fat)
4 tablespoons sparkling mineral water
18 ounces Turkish Hungarian wax pepper
2 shallots
2 garlic cloves
2 tomatoes
6 ounces Vegetable broth
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Roasting pan, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Grill pan, 4 Wooden skewers, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 1

Cut beef into 3/4-inch cubes.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 2

In a bowl, combine beef with 1 tablespoon olive oil, cumin and Aleppo pepper. Refrigerate and let marinate at least 1 hour.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 3

Meanwhile, rinse mint and chop leaves. Squeeze 2 teaspoons lemon juice. In a bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, mineral water and mint. Season with salt and pepper and keep chilled.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 4

Rinse peppers and remove seeds and ribs. Cut into 2-cm (3/4-inch) wide pieces. Peel and finely chop shallots and garlic. Rinse and halve tomatoes.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 5

Thread the beef onto 4 wooden skewers.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 6

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a roasting pan over low heat. Sauté shallots and garlic until softened, about 4 minutes. Add peppers and sauté until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes more.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 7

Pour in vegetable broth. Add tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F on the middle rack for 10 minutes.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 8

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a grill pan over high heat. Season the beef kebabs with salt. Cook until browned, about 1 minute per side.

Turkish Beef Skewers preparation step 9

After baking pepper mixture for 10 minutes, top with beef kebabs and continue baking until beef is done, another 7 minutes. Serve with chilled yogurt sauce.