GREEK MEAT PATTIES...(BIFETKI)

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Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Family
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

2 lb
ground beef......then minced.
2 slice
bread, your choice......soak in water for 10 minutes !
1 large
egg........beaten
1 large
lemon........sliced.for serving
1 Tbsp
mint ..... dried
1 medium
onion....grated and minced
Tbsp
oregano....., dried
4-5 sprig(s)
fresh parsley..... chopped to taste
1 pinch
black pepper
1 pinch
salt........to taste
2 Tbsp
thyme....., dried

How to Make GREEK MEAT PATTIES...(BIFETKI)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Gather your spices.
    Chop and mince the onion.
    Set aside
  • 2Cover 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.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Now add the beaten egg.
    Again mix very well with your hands.
    Let this mixture set for 1/2 hour.
  • 5You can broil the patties,
    or cook on the outside grill,
    even fry gently..
    Do not let them burn or burn!!!
  • 6Serve 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!
  • 7Picture of The Greek Orthodox Church
    here in Spokane, WA.

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About GREEK MEAT PATTIES...(BIFETKI)

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Greek