Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber Salad

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Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber SaladRecipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber Salad are bursting with flavor. Prepare to transport your taste buds to a scrumptious place. A little vacation without ever leaving the kitchen table—what's not to love about these Kefta Patties?
Serves 4


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Cooking spray
1 pound ground sirloin
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups thinly sliced English cucumber
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (6-inch) pitas, quartered


1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Combine beef, 1/4 cup parsley, cilantro, and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

2. Combine cucumber and vinegar in a medium bowl; toss well. Combine yogurt, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, juice, and pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Arrange 1 patty and 1/2 cup cucumber mixture on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with about 2 tablespoons yogurt sauce. Serve each with 2 pita wedges.

Created date

June 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 321
Fat 12.1 g
Satfat 4.7 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 28.7 g
Carbohydrate 22.4 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Iron 4.1 mg
Sodium 696 mg
Calcium 85 mg