beef patties and potatoes recipe

Beef Patties and Potatoes

20 min prep time, 30 min cooking time, serves 6 people

This dish is an Azerbaijani variety of the Turkish dish Tava Kebab, which combines beef patties with potatoes and a variety of vegetables. The most common version starts by mixing the beef with finely chopped onions and garlic, shaping the mixture into patties and then pan-frying them.
The dish is garnished with fresh pepper, tomatoes, and served as the main course of a larger meal.


  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 6 medium size potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 Italian long hot green pepper, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric


  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, grated onions, bread crumbs, minced garlic, 1/2 tsp of salt,  and 1/2 tsp of pepper. Mix well and form into patties.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on a pan and fry the patties over medium high heat for 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Once the patties are ready, take them out of the pan and set them aside for later.
    Beef Patties recipe
  3. Start boiling a kettle of water, which will be needed for a later step.
  4. In a separate pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the potato wedges and fry them for 10 minutes so they are cooked but not fully cooked. 
    Fried Potatoes
  5. Add the beef patties to the skillet with the potatoes, along with enough of the boiled water from the kettle to cover both the potatoes and patties.
    Beef Patties and Potatoes recipe
  6. Add the sliced tomatoes, sliced Italian long hot peppers, turmeric, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1/2 tsp of pepper. Mix the ingredients so the spices soak into the food. Let it cook on medium low heat for 10 minutes or until everything is fully cooked.
  7. Turn off the heat and serve.