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Kaloirka (Cypriot Beef Ravioli)

Kaloirka is a traditional Cypriot recipe, which is a pasta dish filled with minced veal or beef, similar to meat ravioli, maybe a remnant from the Venetian rule on the island!!    This was the first time I made ravioli with ground beef.   I usually make them with a cheese filling but it was something I wanted to make for a long time now.

You can either make them using the same procedure to make the  Cheese Ravioles but we usually shape them as in the picture.

Again kaloirka are cooked in chicken broth and with lots of halloumi on top.

The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!

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16 Responses

  1. Ben

    I love homemade ravioli. I just made some for the first time a couple of weeks ago and they were a success. This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing my friend! 🙂

  2. JZ

    great job ivy! wonderful entry! i have never tried my hands at ravioli…kudos to u..come over to my blog for a lil something for u!!

  3. Hetal

    Hi Ivy….yes I heard the radio program yesterday night….that was so sweet of you to take my name..

  4. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

    Wow, I haven’t had ravioli in such a long time – they are one of my favorites! Yours look so good, Ivy!

  5. Kevin

    Your beef ravioli looks really good. I have been wanting to try making my own ravioli for a while now. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights!

  6. Bellini Valli

    I wish I had a generous plate full of these to enjoy right now sis. I have yet to make my own pasta..I don’t know what I am waiting for:D

  7. Lulu Barbarian

    Yummy! And you make me feel like I could make these like you, even though I’m a total pasta illiterate!

  8. Núria

    Sounds so easy when you explain how to do it, Ivy! I have never made my own pasta… it’s just so easy to pick it up at the supermarket and just boil it and add some sauce.
    Plus, I don’t have that machine that, I guess, is a big help… my Santa’s list for this year is growing and growing 😉

  9. Ivy

    Ah, I had it in my list past Christmas and Santa Demetri was good enough to bring it to me.

  10. Emiline

    I think you wrote this post just for me! I love ravioli.
    I’ve never tried making homemade, so kudos to you.

  11. Ann

    Beautiful and delicious-looking ravioli!

  12. bobby

    Great tutorial, ravioli is great and I would love to try some of yours.

  13. Illatharasi

    Hi Ivy, I have never tried this, but it looks great!!!

  14. Mike of Mike's Table

    Delicious work! Its been a while since I made ravioli. For me, it was a somewhat frustrating experience, but then again, it was also one of my first home-made pasta dough experience (which probably wasn’t a good idea). But you’ve inspired me to get back to it!

  15. Cakelaw

    This looks delish Ivy. I have never tried making my own pasta, but really want to try in the future.

  16. Ruth Daniels

    They do look wonderful. Thanks for sharing with PResto pasta Nights. What’s on tap for next week?