Back when I lived in Manhattan, there was a Turkish restaurant that had a delicious Adana Kebob and had a subtle spice and sweetness. It was sweet because of the addition of sweet red pepper, I added sweet paprika to accentuate the sweetness in this recipe, you can also use lamb in this too, but it is excellent with ground grass-fed dry aged beef too. A simple grilled recipe that is better than takeout!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon sumac(optional if you can not find this do not worry, it can be found in Turkish stores)
- 1/2 minced sweet pepper(I used a yellow one because it is what I had on hand)
- 1 shallot minced (you can use onion)
- sea-salt to taste about a teaspoon
- Mince the the shallots and sweet pepper, as finely as you can. Mix the meat with spices, and the shallots and sweet peppers.
- Divide into four parts and create long patties, I don’t use skewers. Grill to your liking!
- Serve with rice or a pita with yogurt, parsley and cucumber.