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Superfast Kofte

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 filled pita halves)
Kofte, Turkish meatballs often grilled on a stick, can be made from ground lamb, beef, or a combination.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 423
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 11.4 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 4.3 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 31.6 g
  • carbohydrate 46.7 g
  • fiber 3.2 g
  • cholesterol 75 mg
  • iron 4.3 mg
  • sodium 766 mg
  • calcium 114 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. 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.