Albanian Traditional Tavë Me Presh

Albanian Tave Me Presh
A Tasty Beefy Dish

Albanian Tavë Me Presh or Albanian Baked Leeks with Beef is a traditional Albanian dish that is usually prepared during special occasions such as weddings or family gatherings. This dish is made with fresh leeks, ground beef, and a variety of spices that give it a unique flavour.

Preparing the Tave me Presh

To make Albanian Tavë Me Presh, first, the leeks are cleaned and chopped into small pieces. Then, the ground beef is cooked with onion, garlic, and tomato sauce until it is browned. The leeks are added to the beef mixture and cooked until they are tender. After that, the mixture is transferred to a baking dish and topped with a mixture of eggs, yogurt, and flour.

Tave Me Presh
Baking the Tave me Presh

The dish is then baked in the oven until it is golden brown and the egg mixture has set. Once it is done, it is served hot with a side of Albanian bread or rice.

A Hearty and Delicious Dish

Albanian Tavë Me Presh is a hearty and delicious dish that is loved by many. It is a perfect combination of flavours and textures that will leave you wanting more. If you are looking to try something new and delicious, then this is the dish for you.


2 lb leeks (mostly white parts)

1 lb ground beef

1 onion , finely chopped

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

1 red bell pepper , finely chopped

1 cup beef stock

Vegetable oil



  1. Sauté the leeks in a little oil for 8-10 minutes. Lay on baking dish.
  2. Sauté the onion in a little oil until translucent. Add ground beef and continue to cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the beef stock, tomato sauce, red bell pepper, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  4. Pour the meat mixture over the leeks.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350F/180C for at least 1 hour. You can leave in the oven for another 10-15 minutes if you prefer the dish more consistent with a little less sauce.

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