Superfast Kofte

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Kofte, Turkish meatballs often grilled on a stick, can be made from ground lamb, beef, or a combination.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 filled pita halves)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

Preheat broiler.

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.

Note:

David Bonom,

March 2007