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    Beef Kebabs (kofta) with Tzatziki sauce

    Source of Recipe

    The Foodie Physician

    Recipe Introduction

    This recipe is pasted in without editing. Many of the kofta recipes I reviewed contained 1/2 tsp of a spice called sumac. I have no idea what this is, but if you have it, you might want to add some to make this more authentic.

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    List of Ingredients

    1 pound 93% lean ground beef
    3 tablespoons grated or minced onion
    2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
    cup parsley, finely chopped
    1 teaspoons ground coriander
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon salt
    teaspoon pepper
    Olive oil, for brushing the grill
    Flat bread, for serving (optional)

    Tzatziki sauce:
    1 cup plain nonfat or reduced fat Greek yogurt
    cup grated cucumber, squeezed dry
    1 clove garlic, grated or minced
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon fresh mint or dill (or teaspoon dried)
    Pinch of kosher salt


    1. Mix the beef, onion, garlic, parsley, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.

    2. Divide the mixture into 12 roughly even balls. Mold each ball around the pointed end of a skewer, making an oval kebab that comes to a point just covering the tip of the skewer. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 15 minutes before threading them.

    3. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat or prepare a grill. Brush the pan lightly with olive oil. Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, until brown all over and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with tzatziki sauce and flat bread.

    4. To make the tzatziki sauce, mix all of ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.




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