Turkish Ground Beef Stew Recipe – Turkey Special

This Turkish style ground beef stew is hearty and perfect for a weeknight dinner. Packed with vegetables and spices, this stew can be served on its own or with some rice.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time50 min

Turkish Ground Beef Stew Ingredients :

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground beef 93% lean
  • 2 carrots sliced into thick pieces
  • 2 russet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups vegetable stock or water

How to Make Turkish Ground Beef Stew


Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or a pot over medium heat. Saute the onion until translucent, about 7 minutes.


Add in the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the ground beef and saute brown.


Next, add the carrots and potatoes. Stir in the tomato paste, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin and paprika. Add the frozen peas and the stock or water.


Turn the heat up to medium high. Bring the stew to a simmer. Turn the heat down to medium and cover with a lid. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes.


Turn the heat off. Let the stew sit covered for 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Note :

You can serve this dish with rice pilaf, brown rice, lavash, pita or pide bread.

Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

To freeze, transfer the cooled ground beef stew to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in a saucepan over medium heat.