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Learn how to make homemade Chebureki (meat turnovers) with Step-by-step photos and a simple meat filling.Chebureki are delicious!  It’s no wonder they make a great street food and sell at flea markets, restaurants and Russian super markets!  Making your own dough isn’t as time consuming as you may think. With a mixer and a rolling pin you can have these fried in no time. Many Russians buy uncooked tortilla dough sold at amazon, walmart or Costco and make  chebureki using that. I know someone who has even used regular flour tortilla’s and just sealed the edges with a yolk, but nothing compares to made-from-scratch chebureki!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

MEAT FILLING:

  • 11 oz ground pork (about half a pound)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 of a medium sized onion, finely grated
  • 3 tbsp water

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How to make Chebureki:

1. Stir together the ricotta cheese, egg, salt and baking powder in the bowl of a stand mixer.

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2. Gradually add in the flour with the mixer running over low speed, until the  dough comes together. Then knead over med-high speed for 7 minutes adding in more flour if needed. (Dough should not stick to the sides of the bowl.) Refrigerate until needed.

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3. Combine the filling ingredients and set aside.

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4. On a lightly floured surface, form dough into a 14″ log and slice into 9 pieces about 1 1/2 inches wide.

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5. Roll out each piece into a 9-inch circle and fill one half with 2 tbsp of the meat filling. Fold in half and seal edges with a fork, dusting flour as you go to prevent any sticking.

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6. Place chebureki onto a dusted tray and continue to work with the remaining dough.

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7. Meanwhile preheat 1/2 cup of oil in a large skillet over med-low heat.

8. Fry chebureki for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

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Chebureki Dough Recipe (Meat Turnovers)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Learn how to make homemade Chebureki (meat turnovers) with Step-by-step photos and a simple meat filling. Homemade chebureki dough is easy!

Ingredients

Chebureki dough:

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Meat filling:

  • 11 oz ground pork about half a pound
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 of a medium sized onion finely grated
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

How to make homemade chebureki:

  • Stir together the ricotta cheese, egg, salt and baking powder in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Gradually add in the flour with the mixer running over low speed, until the dough comes together. Then knead over med-high speed for 7 minutes adding in more flour if needed. (Dough should not stick to the sides of the bowl.) Refrigerate until needed.
  • Combine the filling ingredients and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, form dough into a 14" log and slice into 9 pieces about 1 1/2 inches wide.
  • Roll out each piece into a 9-inch circle and fill one half with 2 tbsp of the meat filling. Fold in half and seal edges with a fork, dusting flour as you go to prevent any sticking.
  • Place chebureki onto a dusted tray and continue to work with the remaining dough.
  • Meanwhile preheat 1/2 cup of oil in a large skillet over med-low heat.
  • Fry chebureki for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

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2 comments

    • Tanya

    Altona, These look very delicious, tender and supper yummy! We don’t have Costco, so I am going to be using your dough recipe. Thank you for sharing your recipes, ideas and talents with us. Your pictures are mouthwatering! Thank you again!!!!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Tanya, Thank you for such a nice feedback! I am so pleased my recipes are something of your interest! Do let me know how these turned out for you:)

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