Beef kofte with spiced tomato sauce recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook, plus chilling
  • 465 calories / serving
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Make a big batch of these fiery beef kofte for your next barbecue bash. Flavoured with an aromatic spice paste and served with a rich tomato sauce, these brilliant beef kebabs are perfect for sharing.

In a large bowl, mix together the beef, kofte paste, couscous, onion, garlic, mint and coriander. Season well and form into 32 walnut-sized balls. Thread 4 kofte balls onto each of the 8 skewers. Leave to chill and firm up in the fridge.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 10 minutes, until thickened. Season to taste.

Heat a barbecue or griddle pan until hot then cook the skewers for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Scatter the kofte balls with the extra herbs and serve with the sauce and flatbread. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 750g (1 1/2lb) beef mince
  • 2 tbsp kofte paste
  • 2 tbsp couscous
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • handful mint leaves, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • handful coriander leaves, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • flatbreads or pitta, to serve
  • For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch sugar
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
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  • Energy 1945kj 465kcal 23%
  • Fat 25g 35%
  • Saturates 9g 44%
  • Sugars 11g 12%
  • Salt 0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.1g Protein 45.1g Fibre 3.4g


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