Turkish Beef Tartar

Pair with Palo Cortado

Recipe created by Sevgi Tuzel for the International Sherry Week Blog Contest 2019


garlic cloves
500 g 
fine grained bulgur wheat
tbs sun-dried red pepper paste
tbs sun-dried tomato paste
cup extra virgin olive oil
100 g 
Isot pepper
tbs Pul biber (Aleppo pepper)
A bunch 
of fresh parsley


- Grate the onion and tomatoes.
- Make a garlic paste by scraping it across the surface of the board.
- Mix together the grated onion, garlic paste, red pepper paste, tomato paste, olive oil, grated tomatoes, Isot pepper, pul biber, salt.
- Add bulgur to the mix and knead it until the bulgur becomes soft.
- Add the minced beef tenderloin into the mix and knead it more.
- Add some lemon slices while kneading and take them out once finish kneading.
- Adjust the saltiness and spiciness at the end.
- Add chopped fresh parsley and scallions.
- Add 2 tbs olive oil just before serving and mix it.

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Pairing Palo Cortado with food

"Meditation wine," ideal to be slowly appreciated, to become totally immersed in the full range of well balanced sensations this exceptional wine has to offer. It may accompany nuts, cured cheeses and, at the table, the more concentrated consommés, stews and gelatinous meats (bull's tail, cheeks...)

Palo Cortado fast facts

Slightly Chilled in a White Wine Glass

Serve it between 12° and 14° C in a white wine glass.

The Most Elegant Sherry

It combines the subtlety of an Amontillado with the roundness of an Oloroso.

Ideal to Drink Glass by Glass

Its composition allows it to be stored in open bottles for months.

Analytic data

  • Alcoholic content between 17 & 22% vol.
  • Sugar < 5 gr. / litre (normally < 1 gr. / litre)
  • Total Acidity (tartaric) 4 - 6 gr. / litre
  • Volatile Acidity (acetic) < 0,8 gr. / litre
  • High in Gylcerine Content 8 - 10 gr. / litre
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