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Middle Eastern Beef Koftas

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Introduction

Metric Measures Tip: Minced lamb can be used in place of beef.

Metric Measures Tip: Minced lamb can be used in place of beef.

Ingredients

Serves: 4-6

Metric Cups
  • 700 grams minced beef
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons pinenuts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 250 grams hummus
  • 24¾ ounces ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons pinenuts
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 8⅚ ounces hummus

Method

Middle Eastern Beef Koftas is a community recipe submitted by Coby and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Combine mince with remaining ingredients, except hummus, in bowl; mix well. Cover, refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Roll tablespoons of mixture into ovals; thread onto 12 skewers.
  • Add koftas to heated, oiled griddle pan in batches (or grill or barbecue); cook until browned all over and cooked through.
  • Serve koftas with hummus. May also serve on a bed of couscous.
  • Combine mince with remaining ingredients, except hummus, in bowl; mix well. Cover, refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Roll tablespoons of mixture into ovals; thread onto 12 skewers.
  • Add koftas to heated, oiled griddle pan in batches (or grill or barbecue); cook until browned all over and cooked through.
  • Serve koftas with hummus. May also serve on a bed of couscous.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • My partner who is Iranian and really enjoyed this dish. For me it needed more flavour so I added more garlic, fresh coriander and cumin and a bit of turmeric, garam masala, 2 fresh green chilis, grated fresh ginger, and salt and pepper to half of the mixture and wow it was amazing served with rice and mint yoghurt.

      Posted by Deborayla on 18th February 2016
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