Princesses (Bulgarian Ground Meat Sandwiches)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Nelka

This is an extremely popular snack food here. Lately it is becoming less popular in cafeterias but it is still a favorite at almost any home. Feel free to alter the condiments but keep the pepper, the onions and the cumin. You could also grate some cheese on top, or add it to the meat mixture.

Top Review by Darena

This is a great snack. Princesses are a favourite in Bulgaria. I'm a Bulgarian living in the UK myself and I really miss Bulgarian food. I have to say, my mum never used to put ginger or coriander in the mixture. And very often she would add some greated kashkaval cheese (very similar to cheddar or edam)to it. Also, traditional American and British bread tends to be very soft and crumbly, so if you are using that kind of bread you might need to put it in the toaster first, before you spread the mixture on top. Otherwise, it might get all mushed up. I want to say thank you to Anelia for trying to popularise Bulgarian food. All your recipes are typically Bulgarian and delicious. Bravo!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ground beef, egg, onion, thyme, black pepper, cumin, coriander, and ginger in a bowl; knead well.
  2. Mixture should be soft enough to spread. If it is not, add an extra egg. In this recipe too soft is better than too thick.
  3. Spread the mixture over the bread slices.
  4. Place in an oven at medium to high heat.
  5. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until meat is golden and cooked through.

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