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    Enjoy Our Free Bulgarian Cooking Recipes.

    Minced meat grilled sausage (Kebapcheta)

    Ingredients: 2 lbs minced meat (60% pork, 40% beef) 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 glove garlic, minced (we prefer it with garlic but it’s not necessary) Instructions: Mix all ingredients together, mix well. Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Take out and roll in sausage...
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    Pork kavarma kebap, roast stew (Kavarma)

    Ingredients: 2 lbs pork meat, cut into cubes 1/2 cup oil 2 big leaks 1 tablespoon tomato sauce or puree 1 tablespoon paprika a pinch of crushed black pepper 1 cup red or white wine 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots 2 bay leaves a pinch of parsley 1 hot pepper Optional: 1 Egg on top...
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    Ingredients: 10-12 sheets Filo pastry (it is difficult to roll the sheets in the correct thickness, so I suggest you buy the ready made ones from your supermarket) 500 gr white cheese (you can use Feta although it is not quite the same as the Bulgarian White Brined Cheese – see below for info on...
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    Refreshing Yogurt Drink (Ayran)

    Ingredients: 4 cups yoghurt 2 cups water Pinch of salt Instructions: Ayran or airan is a yogurt drink, very popular in Bulgaria and many other countries in the Balkan region and further east. In general, it is a mixture of yogurt, water and salt. It have originated as a way of preserving yogurt by adding...
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    Beans Soup (Bob Chorba)

    Ingredients: 1 lbs beans (use white beans if possible – haricot, fava, etc.) 2 qt. water 2 onions, chopped 2 tbsp oil 3 tbsp flour 1 tsp paprika 4 tomatoes (or a can of tomatoes) 1 tsp oregano (or dried mint) salt to taste Instructions: Soak the beans in the water overnight. Next morning drain...
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    Bob Chorba Monastery Style (Bob Chorba Po Manastirski)

    Ingredients: 1 lb white beans 2 carrots, finely chopped 1/2 celery stalk 1 onion 2 tomatoes, grated 2 peppers, sliced 1 chili pepper (optional) a pinch of parsley, a pinch of mint or oregano 2 tbsp oil salt to taste Instructions: Soak the beans in cold water for 3-4 hours, drain and pour fresh water....
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    Eggplant & Peppers (Chushki S Patladjan)

    Ingredients: 1 eggplant 4 green peppers 2 tomatoes 1/2 cup walnuts, ground 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed some parsley salt vinegar Instructions: Roast the eggplants and the peppers on a quick oven, grill, or open fire. Peel and cut into small pieces. Add the walnuts and garlic, and season with some of...
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    Babaganoush, Stuffed Eggplants (Imambayalda)

    Ingredients: 4 eggplants 6 tomatoes, grated 5 onions, chopped 2 carrots, grated 1 celery, grated 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped half a lemon, 1 bay leaf, parsley, peppers, half a cupful sunflower oil, salt Instructions: Remove the top of the eggplants and scoop out the soft insides (you should end up having 4 hollow eggplants...
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    Potato Salad (Kartofena Salad)

    Ingredients: 4 large potatoes, cut into cubes a pinch of salt crushed black pepper 2 onions (works even better with scallions) the juice of half lemon 2 tbsp olive oil some fresh parsley Instructions: Peel and boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes, drain and leave to cool. In a salad bowl – add the...
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    Stuffed Grape Leaves (Lozovi Sarmi)

    Ingredients: 15-20 grape leaves 3 onions, chopped 2 cups white rice 1 teaspoon dried celery or oregano 3 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon paprika 3 cups water Instructions: Steam the grape leaves. Fry the onion in the oil until brown, add the rice, paprika, celery, and oregano and add the water. Boil until water is absorbed....
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