Beef Chebureki (Deep Fried Beef Dumplings)

Cheburek is made from unleavened dough filled with ground meat, onions and spices, fried in oil. It is a common street food in Russia and other former ex-USSR countries. Chebureki can be a nice appetizer or main dish, they look awesome and taste great.
Beef Chebureki (Deep Fried Beef Dumplings)


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (white)
  • 1/2 onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes (or finely chopped fresh parsley)
  • avocado oil (for frying)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
35 minutes
Yield: 7 Servings | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes


1. In a large bowl, sift together sugar, salt (about 1/3 teaspoon) and flour. Add olive oil. Add water to the flour mixture (a small amount at a time) mixing it and kneading dough until it's even, soft and doesn't stick to your hands. Add a little more flour if the dough is sticky, or water if it's stiff. Place the dough aside and prepare the filling.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together ground beef, finely chopped onion and parsley. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and stir in milk.
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3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough until it is about 1/10-1/8 inch (2.5-3mm) thick. Cut circles using a small tea plate. Gather the rest of the dough into a ball and roll again. Repeat until you used all the dough.
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4. Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling on one side of the circle, leaving 1/2 inch (about 1cm) space at the edges.
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5. Fold the other half of the circle over and pinch the edges firmly together using your fingers.
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6. Make sure there is no air inside chebureki and the edges are closed tightly.
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7. In a large skillet, heat the oil for deep frying (it should cover about 1/2 of a cheburek), reduce heat to medium and place 3 or 4 chebureki into oil (depending on the size of your skillet). Fry chebureki on both sides until nicely and evenly brown (about 5 minutes per each side).
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8. Drain on paper towels, let rest for a few minutes. Serve while still hot.
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Products I recommend for this recipe

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Organic Flour

Organic Flour
Parsley Flakes

Parsley Flakes
Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Whole Milk

Whole Milk

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Guest February 13, 2021 10:21 AM
The recipe was very good

Many thanks.

Guest February 4, 2021 4:44 PM
My grandmother used to make them for me when I was a child. Just loved them. Those and egg noodles and a very white dumpling that was kind of like a perogies but wider and flatter, and of course whiter. I wish I could remember what she called them or know what she made them of.


Guest August 1, 2020 5:40 PM
We have made these a couple times. Tonight we are going to try adding cheese 💞💞💞

Please use metric

Guest April 9, 2020 4:16 PM
Great recipe and tastes good. But please put in metric units.

Simple, but good.

Guest March 15, 2020 8:18 AM
The recipe is simple, easy to follow, and amateur like me can make it. I suggest double the parsley, add green onion for the filling, add 1/2tsp more sugar for the dough, and cook it with room temp oil slowly raising to small-medium heat. Or precook the meat before fill them inside the dough, that way you can make the perfect crust without worrying about the meat being uncooked.

New favorite food

Guest January 13, 2020 9:52 PM
I have made this recipe numerous times and every time it has turned out great. I just have some tips (and personal preferences) on this recipe. First off, set your stove around 2/3 of the way to medium. These will burn if they cook in oil that's too hot. Second is that I prefer adding some garlic and an entire onion (instead of 1/2). Overall a very good recipe. I would definitely recommend it who wants to try something different (and absolutely delicious)!

MICHELLE EKECHUKWU June 13, 2021 7:08 PM
Thanks I’ll try it for dinner


Guest January 12, 2020 12:39 PM
Look very delicious 😋 but how do you know when the meat is done inside the dough?

Guest August 30, 2019 1:39 AM
Thank you for your advise, tips and tricks

Guest August 27, 2019 12:45 AM
best food loved it


Guest August 27, 2019 12:43 AM
awsome taste amazig


Guest July 1, 2019 12:30 AM
I made these for my class while watching a movie, perfect movie snack!


Guest June 27, 2019 12:17 AM
Loved this! Ive made it several times with this recipe. Always perfected with dipping in mayo like true Slav.

Germans from Russia

Guest April 23, 2019 9:11 PM
My German from Russia grandmother made these. We called them fleish kueckle but also were called cheburecki. I am always fascinated by the origins of my family’s food traditions.

Отличный рецепт

Guest March 28, 2019 6:12 AM
Спасибо! Очень просто и вкусно

Guest March 4, 2019 4:48 PM
I made these for cooking class project because i'm from Russia and people wanted know what Chebureki was and they love it. Thanks for help with recipe.


Guest February 8, 2019 11:58 AM
10/10 would eat agian

Guest January 24, 2019 11:38 PM
прекрасный вкус, хороший рецепт

Guest September 25, 2018 5:23 AM
I made assorted cheburekis, ones with mashed potato, cheese and bacon in and also ones with fruit hmmmmm...

nice chebreki

Guest May 2, 2018 6:04 AM
Delicious, nutritional with a lot of health benefits . Excellent recipe


Guest October 31, 2017 10:12 PM
Finally a website that says how to make exactly 1000 chibrikis (bad spelling)

Guest October 28, 2017 6:19 AM
Delicious slavic fond 10/10 blyatiful


sarah_friedman April 27, 2014 10:39 PM
I made this for my family and everyone LOVED it. Now it's in the rotation.

Fantastic recipe! Came out

MollyC September 24, 2013 10:21 PM
Fantastic recipe! Came out amazing. The recipe is a bit time-consuming, but completely worth all the effort. As someone suggested, will try to use raw tortillas next time, to cut the prep time. Thanks for your great recipes!

Wow, great recipe!!

MoniKa August 11, 2013 3:09 PM
I can’t stress enough how good this was- I can't wait to make it again!! I’m really glad I found this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

Nice taste and look!

sandypell June 4, 2013 1:24 PM
Loved it!! I knew my husband wasn't crazy about chebureki but I love them, so I gave this recipe a try. And he loved their taste, too. It's five stars all the way and he asked me to double the recipe next time )

Great idea!

alenatrs April 22, 2013 1:28 PM
I like the idea of using raw tortillas! Thank you! Will definitely try them sometime!

My husband's favorite recipe!

vishenka April 11, 2013 2:05 PM
My husband and I really love this recipe!!! We've used it for a long time. Moreover, I have a secret for lazy people like me ) When I don't have time for the dough - I just use raw tortillas instead. They work great!!! You can find them in the refrigerator section at Walmart (near cream cheese), and Costco should carry them, too.


Guest December 29, 2021 4:10 PM
These taste exactly like the ones I used to drive fifty miles for! Thank you so much ♥️

It’s good

Guest October 15, 2021 7:47 AM
I like meat so great job

Great Recipe

Guest September 14, 2021 1:36 PM
Delicious and simple. We add fresh dill to ours! And we use sour cream, dill, garlic and S And P for a dipping sauce!

alenatrs September 15, 2021 10:50 PM
Great addition! Thank you for sharing your tips and feedback. - Alena

MICHELLE EKECHUKWU June 13, 2021 7:07 PM
I haven’t tried These yet but I’m very excited to!

alenatrs June 13, 2021 9:55 PM
Hope you'll like these as much as we do ;) - Alena

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