Beef kofta. If you're looking for a variation on the standard meatball, it's time to consider kofta. It is essentially a spiced meatball with many versions that can trace their origin across the Eastern Mediterranean and Central and South Asia. Depending on the region, kofta can be made with any number of ground meats or seafood.
But today's kofta kebab recipe is one of the more popular dishes in Egypt-a mixture of ground beef and lamb, blended with onions, garlic, parsley and a few of my favorite Middle Eastern spices including, allspice , cardamom , sumac , and nutmeg. Top tips to make beef kafta. Making kafta is like making meatballs which requires some moisture to help it bind and stay juicy. You prepare broiling pressure-cook Beef kofta employing 8 prescription as a consequence 6 also. Here is how you cook.
method of Beef kofta
- It's 500 gms of lean minced beef.
- Prepare 1 of habanero chilli.
- Prepare 1 tbls of lemon juice.
- It's 3 cloves of garlic.
- You need 1 tsp of salt.
- You need 2 tbls of parsley leaves.
- You need 1 tbls of mint leaves.
- Prepare 1 of small onion.
The fat provides that much-needed moisture since we're not using eggs. Pulse the beef only with the onions and parsley. Lebanese Beef Kebabs (Kafta) Sun-dried tomatoes and Aleppo peppers stud these. Spices: Garlic is absolutely essential, I cannot even think of any kind of Romanian or Turkish kofta recipe which doesn't include lots of garlic.
Beef kofta ingredients
- Add parsley and mint in food processor and pulse until leaves are chopped.
- Add garlic and onions and pulse until chopped and mixed with the herbs.
- Add the minced beef, salt and lemon juice and pulse until all ingredients are mixed.
- Form patties and leave aside.
- Heat a grill pan with some cooking oil and grill each patty for about 1 minute or so on each side (until cooked 😊). I prefer it when grill marks form on the patties. You can cook these over a bbq grill too 😉.
- I served these up with a minty homemade sour cream.
My Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce are bursting with flavor and protein. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. This is a dish that the whole family will love! The most affordable way to purchase the spices is in bulk at either a health food store or an Asian or Middle-Eastern market.