Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber Salad

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?

Yield: Serves 4
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 12.1g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 28.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.4g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 4.1mg
  • Sodium: 696mg
  • Calcium: 85mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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. 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.
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