Monday, March 12, 2012

Superfast Kofte

So this was very easy to make. If I could chop fast it probably would have taken me 10 minutes to prep. It took me 20 minutes to prep.

I wasn't sure about the mint but went for it anyway.

It was really good, and I liked it. I would definitely have again. I had with fries.

Superfast Kofte

Photo by ALB

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)
COURSE: Main Dishes

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 (used flatout bread)
1/4 cup plain yogurt (used Greek fat-free 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
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

Cooking Light MARCH 2007

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