Beef Kofta with Tzatziki Dressing

Serves 4-6 | Finish in 1 hour 10 minutes
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This version of Kofta is created in the Mediterranean style and is served with flatbreads or naan and tzatziki dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Parsley
  • 1 tbsp. Litehouse® Freeze Dried Mint
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef (75% lean/25% fat)
  • 1 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
  • Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • Olive Oil, for oiling the grill
  • 1 c. English Cucumber, diced
  • ½ c. Red Onion, diced
  • Naan or Pita, for serving

Directions

  1. Combine the onion, garlic, parsley and mint in a large bowl. Add in the ground beef, salt, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and red pepper flakes. Mix gently to combine. Do not overmix.
  2. Form into 30 (2-inch balls) and place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan lightly coated with olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the meatballs in batches. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook, turning occasionally, until brown all over and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove to a serving platter.
  4. To finish, lightly grill the pitas or naan in the grill pan for about a minute to toast and warm through. Top each pita or naan with Tzatziki Ranch dressing, 3 meatballs, cucumber and onion. Serve immediately. 

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