Beef Sujuk also (Sucuk) is a sausage like recipe that is very popular in the Mediterranean region. Here is a sujuk sandwich recipe that everyone will enjoy.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- A very easy recipe with unique flavor.
- Great for easy weeknight dinner or to take to your next potluck.
- Budget friendly and feeds a crowd.
For my husband and I summer is not complete without Sujuk. When we are in Egypt, it is easy to find Sujuk links in every meat market. But when we are craving Sujuk here it is always easier to turn to this recipe rather hunting Sujuk in the Mediterranean stores.
Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.
- Ground beef
- Garlic and onion
- Olive oil
- Red bell peppers
- Tomato sauce
- Beef broth
- Sujuk spice mix: smoked paprika, ground coriander, ground cumin, curry powder, fenugreek and salt.
- Buns for the sandwiches
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.
- First sautee onion and garlic in olive oil until fragrant.
- Add ground meat and brown.
- Then you"ll need to add diced red bell pepper and stir for like 10 seconds.
- Add all the spices and mix well.
- Now pour the broth and tomato sauce, stir well and let it cook until thickened and most of the liquids evaporate.
👍 Amira's Tips
- Some people add onions and others just use garlic, I like it with both and that's what I did.
- Fenugreek is a crucial flavor for this recipe, but I understand that not all people like it. If you do not like it, feel free to skip it. Fenugreek has a powerful smell and I only added ¼ teaspoon but the smell was obvious but it did not bother my family.
- The only spice that you might not have is the ground fenugreek but it is conveniently sold online or you can find it in natural groceries as well.
- Store leftover cooked sujuk in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
- Cooked Sujuk can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight then. heat in a skillet over medium heat.
- If you would like to make Sujuk sausage, Pulse the ground beef twice in a food processor. Replace the onions with 1 tablespoon onion powder and do not use the red bell pepper. Mix all the ingredients with the ground beef and stuff the sausage casing.
- If you decided to form into patties do not cook the stuffing. Just mix the spices, garlic, onion and raw ground meat and work with it as is.
- Use half ground beef and half ground lamb.
- There are a lot of ways to prepare Sujuk, and by ways I mean spices. Spices differ from country to country and from region to another. Today my sausage flavor bomb is coming from the Middle East. Many countries do not add fenugreek but in Egypt many people do.
How to Serve Sujuk
- Serve it over rice or pasta.
- Form it into patties and grill as burgers.
- Make a Sujuk pizza.
- Mix with some beans and make Sujuk burritos.
- How about Sujuk tacos?
- Sujuk with eggs for breakfast.
Sujuk is a form of sausage, ground meat spiced and flavored then encased in some sort of casing (usually animal intestines), formed into cylinders and twisted every 3-4 inches. It is said that Sujuk first appeared in Turkey and I believe has spread to Egypt during the Ottoman era.
In Egypt, Turkey and all the Middle Eastern countries Sujuk is made of beef or lamb. Lately I've found chicken and turkey sujuk in the Egyptian stores but I haven't tried them yet. Other countries might use pork as well.
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Sloppy Joes Sujuk
- 1 pounds ground meat
- 3 garlic clove minced.
- ½ small onion diced.
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons red bell pepper finely diced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes optional.
- ¼ teaspoon fenugreek
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- ½ cup beef broth
- 6 brioche buns
- In a large skillet sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until fragrant for about 2 minutes.
- Add beef breaking it apart. Cook until browned almost 5-6 minutes. Drain excess fat.
- Add spices, tomato sauce and broth. Continue to cook until the sauce is reduced.
- Spoon mixture into buns and serve.
- Check the post above for more tips and variations
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