Istanbul-Style Wet Burger

Istanbul-Style Wet Burger
06 June 2024

Would you like to prepare something you often see on street stalls in Turkey at home and enjoy it with your loved ones? Of course, we all know how popular hamburger varieties are. However, wet hamburgers have a different place. After the thickly prepared meatballs are cooked on the grill, they are placed on burger buns. After burgers are cooked in the pan, they are combined with delicious tomato sauce, and the only thing left to do is feast! So, how do you make wet hamburgers at home? If you have prepared the ingredients on the list, let's take a look at the homemade wet hamburger.

How Many Calories in 1 Wet Hamburger?

One wet hamburger contains approximately 320 calories. Enjoy a wet hamburger, which is rich in protein, in moderation.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Servings : 2 People
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Istanbul-Style Wet Burger


  • 4 burger buns

For the meatballs:

  • 350 g minced meat
  • 1 egg
  • 4~5 sprigs of parsley
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs

For the sauce:

  • 5 tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Istanbul-Style Wet Burger


  1. Put the ingredients for the meatballs in a kneading bowl and start kneading. Pick large pieces and shape them into hamburger meatballs. Cook in a pan without oil.
  2. For the sauce, puree all ingredients except olive oil in a blender. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the tomato sauce and boil.
  3. Cut the burger buns in half and dip them into the cooked tomato sauce. Place the meatballs inside them.
  4. Put baking paper on the pan where you cook the meatballs by soaking it well. Place the hamburgers on the wet baking paper and cook for a few minutes with the lid closed until the buns are soft. Serve hot.
Expert Tips
  • Be careful not to knead the hamburger patties too much.
  • Keep the meatball mixture in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Use the spices in moderation while preparing the meatball mixture.
  • Cook the meatballs on the grill so that they remain slightly juicy.
  • You can enrich the hamburgers with ingredients such as lettuce, ketchup, and barbecue sauce.
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