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Green Peas with Ground Meat

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Green Peas with Ground Meat ( Kıymalı Bezelye)

Green peas- -1.5 kg
Onion2 medium size120 gr
Ground Meat1 1/2 cup250 gr
Margarine3 tablespoon30 gr
Tomatoe paste1 1/2 tablespoon15 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Water3 cup600 gr
Sugar1/3 teaspoon2 gr


Brown ground meat and chopped onions in margarine for 8-10 minutes or until meat is crumbly; drain. Add tomato paste and water; stir. Season with salt and sugar; mix well. Bring to boil. Stir in shelled peas. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until tender. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy271 cal
Protein15,9 g
Fat13,6 g
Carbohydrates22,2 g
Calcium45 mg
Iron3,27 mg
Phosphorus230 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium817 mg
Vitamin A1113 iu
Thiamine0,50 mg
Riboflavin0,26 mg
Niacin6,10 mg
Vitamin C20 mg
Cholesterol29 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is cooked in May and June when fresh peas are available. In other seasons, canned peas are used. It is always served with rice or bulgur pilaf which makes a good combinatian for lunch or dinner cacık goes well with it.