How to Make a Kofta Sandwich
Kofta is a Middle Eastern spiced meatball that can be made with beef or lamb or a combination of both. This sandwich is easy and cost friendly to make and is made for the hungry, leaving you satisfied with every bite.
For the Kofta
1lb Ground Beef
Parsley, chopped, to taste
1 tsp Cumin (1 tsp per pound of beef)
1 tsp Olive oil (1 tbsp per pound of beef)
Black pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste
Red chili flakes, to taste
For the Sandwich
Choice of vegetables (tomatoes, onions, cucumber, lettuce)
Choice of sauces
Making the Kofta
Add the beef, cumin, desired amount of parsley and olive oil into a large bowl.Mix quickly and gently with your hands but make sure not to overwork it or you meat may become tough.
Form into balls about 2 inches (5.1 cm) in size and place on one or two sheet pans, as needed, lined with parchment paper.One pound of meat makes about 30 small meatballs.
Coat each meatball with your desired amount of salt, black pepper and red chili flakes and refrigerate for 30 minutes.You want to make sure the meat firms up to help them stay in a circular shape.
Pre-heat the oven to 400 °F (204 °C) and and cook for 15-20 minutes or until done.Let cool for at least 15 minutes.
Making the Sandwich
Warm the pita bread in a microwave for 10 seconds.
While the meatballs are cooling down, dice your vegetables into small pieces to fit inside the pita bread.
Slice open a pita along the edges to form a pocket.Do not slice into two pieces.
Place three or 4 meatballs into the pita.
Add your desired chopped vegetables and top with your choice of sauce, such as tzatziki.You have successfully created a delicious and easy to make sandwich! Enjoy!
- Fresh vegetables add nutritional value as well as a nice crunch!
- Put the vegetables in the oven with the Kofta to create an oven roasted taste!
- Eating with a cold beverage maximizes your enjoyment.
- Instead of using an oven, you can cook them on medium-high heat on the stovetop or grill them on a lightly coated grill pan for 6-10 minutes.
- Kofta can also make a great appetizer. Just stick in toothpicks and serve with a side of tzaziki.
- Use Naan as an alternative to pita.
Video: Lamb Kofta Kebabs | Aaron Craze
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