{45 by 45} chebureki (Чебуреки) aka russian meat pockets..

i've been wanting to try more ethnic recipes.. and this one caught my eye on pinterest the other day.. i found it here.. and it looked so easy and sounded scrumptious and boy was it.. check out her website it gives step by step instructions.. i changed mine a bit because i used turkey instead of lamb and i didn't "fry" mine i partially cooked them in a pan with a little cooking spray and then finished them off in the oven.. i still can't believe something so simple could taste so good.. they where crispy yet delicate.. the combination of herbs is spot on.. pete came in from outside asking what was the heavenly smell.. they will make your house smell awesome.. if nothing else try them for that reason alone.. *wink*


prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 40 minutes
servings: 4


2 lbs ground turkey, (or 1 lb. ground lamb and 1 lb. ground pork or all ground beef mix it up be creative)
½ medium bunch of cilantro, chopped
½ medium bunch of parsley, chopped
1 large bunch of green onion, green and white part
salt and pepper
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tbsp milk
15 raw flour tortillas (i used tortilla land)

pre heat your oven to 350 degrees (f).. line a baking sheet with foil.. spray pam on the baking sheet.. combine everything (your meat will be uncooked at this time) except the tortillas.. take a raw tortilla and a heaping spoon of the meat and put on one side of the tortilla fold over and crimp with your fork.. continue until they are all made.. i took a non stick skillet sprayed a little pam and cooked over medium high heat for about 3-4 minutes each side so they would start to crisp up.. i then took the partially cooked pockets and laid them out flat on my baking sheet and sprayed a little pam on the top of each one..

bake for 15 minutes.. flip them over and bake on the other side for 15 more minutes.. they will puff up.. remove from oven allow to cool slightly and then dig in.. pete dipped his in ketchup!!

p.s. exciting news i have 2 featured recipes this week.. one at mrs happy homemaker and the other one is over at bobbi's kozy kitchen.. thank you ladies.. :) check out their sites they have wonderful recipes..


  1. Hello my lovely Robin!! I am loving the food you have been making and the pictures are fantastic! Thank you for sharing every week on Manic Monday, you are one of the faves every week! I nominated you for an award :) http://bobbiskozykitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/tipsy-tuesday-sparkling-raspberry-lime.html

  2. Thank you!!!! yayaya.. :) and right back atcha I love your site.. :)

  3. I just so happen to have some ground lamb in my freezer....I now know what I'm going to do with it. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I found you at Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen (Manic Monday). www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com

  4. Let me know how tastes with the lamb Angie? :)

  5. I love that you're sticking with your 45. I'm so flattered you liked the idea on my blog. Thank you so much for reading. I'm looking forward to seeing all your 45!

  6. what is the tortilla recipe i dont think i can bye raw flour totillas here

  7. The name is not correct, this food comes from Crimean peninsula and is ethnic food of Crimean Tatars. Could you please be more careful with your wording or at least use it CORRECTLY!


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