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Persian Stuffed Potato Patties

These stuffed potato patties are the perfect weeknight dinner. Creamy mashed potatoes are stuffed with a tasty beef filling and seared to perfection. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 379kcal



  • 3 Russet potatoes washed and peeled
  • 5 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 large eggs

Ground beef filling

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • ½ lb ground beef lean
  • ½ can tomato sauce or 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil for frying


  • Cut the potatoes into large chunks and boil them until fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Mash the potatoes and mix them with eggs, flour, salt, pepper and turmeric. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Saute onion until golden.
  • Add in the ground beef and brown it completely. Break the ground beef into small chunks as you're cooking it.
  • Add in the tomato sauce or the tomato paste, turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the excess liquid is evaporated. Let the filling cool completely.
  • Wet your hands and grab about 3 tablespoons of the potato mixture. Flatten it and place some of the ground beef filling in the middle. Wet your fingers again and bring the edges together to seal. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and ground beef filling.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat and sear the stuffed potato cakes for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side until they're fully cooked.
  • Serve with Persian cucumber tomato salad or yogurt.



  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • You can add minced garlic or chopped red bell pepper to the ground beef filling. 
  • Use ground turkey or chicken for a healthier version of this recipe. 
  • Serve this Persian stuffed potato cakes with salad shirazi or marinated olives


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg