|Alternative names||Kufteh Tabrizi, koofteh Tabrizi|
|Place of origin||Iran|
|Main ingredients||Ground meat, rice, leeks, split peas, and other ingredients|
|Variations||Ciorbă de perişoare, sulu köfte, yuvarlak, Smyrna meatballs|
Tabriz meatballs (Persian: کوفته تبریزی, romanized: kufteh Tabrizi), also known as koofteh Tabrizi, are a variety of Iranian meatballs from the city of Tabriz. The dish normally consists of a large meatball including rice, yellow split peas, herbs and other ingredients, and its juice which is served in a separate dish with shredded sangak or lavash bread before the main course.
The ingredients are ground beef, rice, yellow split peas, leeks, mint, parsley, onion and spices, wrapped around a core of boiled egg, walnut, fried onion and dried apricot. The kufteh are braised along with fried onions, tomato paste and barberries. 
Some versions are wrapped around a small stuffed bird before stewing.
Kufteh Tabrizi means 'meatball of Tabriz'. The word is derived from kūfteh: in Persian, kuftan (کوفتن) means 'to beat' or 'to grind'.
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