Chargrilled beef kofte with tzatziki recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 746 calories / serving
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Preheat the grill to high. Put the beef, onion, parsley, cumin, coriander and paprika in a large bowl. Add some seasoning and mix well until all the ingredients are combined.

Divide the mixture into 8 and shape into flat sausages, then thread a soaked wooden skewer through the middle. Cook the koftes under the grill for 15 minutes, turning regularly until cooked through and golden.

To make the tzatziki, combine the yogurt, mint and cucumber in a small bowl and mix well. Season to taste and set aside. Serve the koftas with the tzatziki, and let everyone stuff their own pitta bread, with some hot peppers and salad on the side, if you like.

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  • Ingredients

  • 750g (1½lb) beef mince
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 pitta breads
  • salad leaves, to serve (optional)
  • 8 hot yellow peppers, to serve (optional)
  • For the tzatziki

  • 200ml (7fl oz) yogurt
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint, leaves finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, diced
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  • Energy 3127kj 746kcal 37%
  • Fat 34g 48%
  • Saturates 14.2g 71%
  • Sugars 9.1g 10%
  • Salt 1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 57.6g Protein 50g Fibre 3.5g


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