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greek meat patties...(bifetki)

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

Here is a delicious Greek Beef Pattie (BIFETKA)recipe you can make at home and enjoy. My Chicago Greek friend, Rose gave me this recipe in the 70s. She was a wonderful neighbor. This recipe is in her honor and for a taste of our yearly Greek Festival. Held at the HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH. In Spokane, WA. Great food, dinners, crafts and dancing! etc.! Ladies of the church have been baking and planning for weeks! Homemade Greek goodies, and crafts for sale. This yearly event is always a sell out! It is worth a trip to here and stay the weekend! OPA! Nancy. 9/27/13

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For greek meat patties...(bifetki)

  • 2 lb
    ground beef......then minced.
  • 2 slice
    bread, your choice......soak in water for 10 minutes !
  • 1 lg
  • 1 lg
    lemon........sliced.for serving
  • 1 Tbsp
    mint ..... dried
  • 1 md
    onion....grated and minced
  • Tbsp
    oregano....., dried
  • 4-5 sprig
    fresh parsley..... chopped to taste
  • 1 pinch
    black pepper
  • 1 pinch taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    thyme....., dried

How To Make greek meat patties...(bifetki)

  • 1
    Gather your spices. Chop and mince the onion. Set aside
  • 2
    Cover 2 slices of bread with water. Let set for 10 minutes With your hands squeeze all the water out that you can. Discard the crusts. Set this mass in a strainer to drip while you prepare the next step.
  • 3
    In a large bowl mix with your clean wet hands combine the meat, onions, spices, parsley, salt & pepper and the bread mixture. You can use bread of your choice. I used Dill Rye bread.
  • 4
    Now add the beaten egg. Again mix very well with your hands. Let this mixture set for 1/2 hour.
  • 5
    You can broil the patties, or cook on the outside grill, even fry gently.. Do not let them burn or burn!!!
  • 6
    Serve on a platter, with cut lemons, and a little fresh parsley. For a dinner I like yellow rice, fresh tomatoes and cooked spinach to round out the meal. Don't forget the ozo!! OPA! now enjoy!
    Picture of The Greek Orthodox Church here in Spokane, WA.