Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Superfast Kofte Recipe

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The Middle Eastern Food Kitchen (The home of delicious Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Superfast Kofte Recipe. Enjoy a collections of quick & easy Middle Eastern food recipes and learn how to make Superfast Kofte.

Kofte, Turkish meatballs often grilled on a stick, can be made from ground lamb, beef, or a combination.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 filled pita halves)


1/2 cup prechopped white onion
1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 pound lean ground round
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices plum tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
4 (6-inch) pitas, split
1/4 cup plain yogurt


Preheat broiler.

Combine first 12 ingredients in a large bowl; stir until just combined. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions; shape each portion into a (2-inch) patty. Place patties on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place 1 tomato slice and 1 patty in each pita half; top each half with 1 1/2 teaspoons yogurt.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving

Calories: 423
Calories from fat: 24%
Fat: 11.4g
Saturated fat: 4.3g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.3g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
Protein: 31.6g
Carbohydrate: 46.7g
Fiber: 3.2g
Cholesterol: 75mg
Iron: 4.3mg
Sodium: 766mg
Calcium: 114mg

David Bonom, Cooking Light
MARCH 2007

More Middle Eastern Food Recipes:

Lamb kofta with fattoush
Chicken kofta
Beef kofta with saffron yoghurt
Moroccan kofte with spicy tomato sauce
Lamb kofte tagine
DIY kofta burgers

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