Bulgarian Kyufte (meatballs)


  • 2 lbs minced meat (60% pork, 40% beef)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cup bread crumbs – optional
  • 1 -2 tbsp Kiril’s BBQ Rub


  1. Add all ingredients together and mix well
  2. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Shape in 2 inch oval patties
  4. Grill for about 20 minutes using direct and indirect heat. Sear and brown on direct heat for each side then put patties on indirect for remaining time.

Notes:  Traditionally breadcrumbs are not used in Burlgarian Kyufte, but I prefer a softer texture so use Panko.

You may also cook these in the oven at 375 F for 20 minutes.


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