Monday, October 25, 2021

Mediterranean Kufta from @TinaKashian1

Hello from TINA KASHIAN! Mediterranean kufta is a delicious alternative to the traditional meatball. The recipe is made with ground lamb, but you can also use ground beef or turkey. The seasonings are what make this dish different. You can also serve the kufta with tahini sauce (which I will share another time) or even tomato sauce. I hope you enjoy this recipe! 



1 lb ground lamb (you can also use ground beef or turkey)

¼ cup chopped onion

3 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp ground cumin

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

1 large egg

½ cup breadcrumbs

¼ cup freshly chopped parsley

1 tsp dried mint or 1 tbsp freshly chopped mint



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place ground meat in a large mixing bowl. Add onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and black pepper. 



Mix well. Add egg, breadcrumbs, parsley and mint. Mix well. 



Form mixture into "meatballs" and place on a baking sheet. Tip: I use a parchment-lined baking sheet for easier clean up. It also prevents the kufta from sticking to the baking sheet.



Bake for 15-30 minutes. Turn each kufta halfway through baking time.

Enjoy your kufta!

What is your favorite dish with ground meat? Please share!