This Beef Kofta recipe is perfect for a family dinner, making around 10 small koftas. It’s a great way to get everyone chatting around the table, assembling their flatbreads.
- Half an onion, cut into large chunks for easier blitzing
- 3 cloves garlic
- 15g parsley
- 500g beef mince (organic, grass fed beef available here!)
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 red chilli, very finely chopped and deseeded (optional)
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive Oil for cooking
- First thing, if you’re using wooden skewers for your koftas, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
- Blitz the onion, parsley, garlic and chilli if using in a food processor until very finely chopped. (If you don’t have a food processor you can do this all by hand, grating the onion rather than dicing, and be sure to add the onion juice as well as the grated parts)
- Add the beef, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and oregano to a large bowl. Add the onion mix. Mix everything together.
- Split the mix into 12 roughly equal balls. Shape each ball into an oval beef kofta on the pointy end of a skewer.
- Pop in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking.
- Use this time to make the tzatziki! (see below)
- Brush the skewers with olive oil
- Grill the skewers for about 12 minutes, or until cooked through, turning them at least once.
- Serve with tzatziki, flatbreads, veggie sticks – cucumber, peppers, lettuce and hummus – check out this link for more great kofta side dishes
- Half a cucumber
- 2 cloves of garlic, grated or minced
- 500g Greek yoghurt
- 1 small bunch of fresh dill, finely chopped or a few sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped
- Juice of one lemon
- Halve your cucumber lengthways and scoop out the seeds to cut down on the moisture. Grate the cucumber and squeeze dry, removing as much water as possible.
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Salt to taste.