Turkish Baked Ground Beef with Vegetables

We brought you a low-carb baked ground beef recipe, one of the stars of Turkish cuisine. Follow the step-by-step recipe and prepare an amazing low-carb dinner in just 40 minutes.

What is Turkish Baked Ground Beef?

Turkish baked ground beef with vegetables is a recipe that everyone is pretty obsessed with it. Ground beef and vegetables are kneaded with extra attention to the vegetable measurements and baked after spreading on the tray.

The best version of it is baked in a wood oven used in some Turkish restaurants. They use a special tray, which is called a clay baking tray which is used in wood ovens.

Since having these facilities at home is not usually easy, we have brought you a homemade version. Believe me, there is almost no difference between it and the original.

Baked Ground Beef

Low-Carb Baked Ground Beef Recipe

Yield: 4

Turkish Baked Ground Beef with Vegetables

Baked Ground Beef

Those who eat this dish will be amazed and surprised that something both low carb and so delicious exists.

Serve it with some salad and cooked rice for those not following a special diet. Pita bread is one of the best accompaniments.

Let’s move on to the step-by-step recipe, and thank us later.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


Beef Ingredients

  • Ground Beef (1 pound / 500g)
  • Tomato (1 whole, small)
  • Red pepper (1, medium)
  • Green pepper (1, medium)
  • Onion (1, medium)
  • Garlic (3 cloves)
  • Fresh parsley (Little less than 1/2 cup, chopped)
  • Tomato paste (1/2 tbsp)
  • Pepper paste (1/2 tbsp)
  • Pepper (1 tsp)
  • Chili flakes (1 tsp)
  • Cumin (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt to taste


  • Tomato paste (Little less than 1/2 tbsp)
  • Water (Little less than 1 cup)
  • Sunflower oil (4 tbsp)


  • Cherry tomatoes (5 cherries)
  • Green pepper (1, fresh)
  • Red pepper (1, fresh)


Prepare Ground Beef:

  • Take the ground beef into a deep mixing bowl.
  • Add the spices, tomato and pepper paste to it.
  • Peel the onions and divide them into four equal parts.
  • Peel the tomato, cut it into two equal parts.
  • Cut off the stems of the red and green peppers and cut them in half.
  • Peel the garlic, put the onion, garlic, peppers, tomato, and chopped parsley in a food processor and chop until extra fine.
  • Add the vegetables you chop in the food processor to the beef.
  • Finally, add as much salt as you want.
  • Then knead until all the beef ingredients are combined.

Preheat the Oven: 200°C / 392°F

  • If possible, prepare a round and wide baking tray.
  • Spread the kneaded beef on the tray by pressing it a little.

Prepare Sauce:

  • Add a little less than 1/2 tbsp tomato paste to the little less than 1 cup of water.
  • Add sunflower oil to the tomato paste water.
  • Mix well until the water and tomato paste are completely combined.
  • Pour this tomato paste water evenly over the beef on the tray.
  • Wash the topping vegetables thoroughly.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Cut the peppers into 2 or 3 parts.
  • Place the cherry tomatoes and peppers on the beef.
  • Put the tray in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • When it’s ready, let some water remain in the tray, and when serving, take some of this sauce and pour it over the meat.


  1. Use a small tomato just as written in the ground beef ingredients. If you use larger or more tomatoes to add to the beef, the beef will become watery during baking and will not taste as perfect as we would like.
  2. Bake in a controlled manner, as the baking time will vary according to each oven. Bake until the meat absorbs the water it has.
  3. If the meat still looks raw at the end of the time, add a little more water and bake for a while.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 36gNet Carbohydrates 5gProtein 35g
Bon Appétit!

See Also

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