Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4

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?

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

MeganS1's Review

August 11, 2013

annenorfolk's Review

September 12, 2012
I liked this a lot, but I was the only one who did. The burger really didn't have much distinctive flavor despite the cilantro, ginger, etc. Overall, for me, it wasn't worth the effort.

JGilman's Review

August 27, 2012
My whole family loved this (ages 6-17). Only complaint was that I didn't make enough to produce leftovers for hubby's lunches. Served w/ roasted red pepper humus for the pita. Somewhat cumbersome w/ ribbon or sliced cukes - will try dicing next time, and modify to serve on thin, whole wheat buns like a hamburger to make it easier to taste it all together at once.

KathrynNC's Review

July 23, 2012
YUM! Much better than our local Mediterranean restaurant's version! Made the recipe as stated, but cooked the beef in "links" instead of patties. (It made about 12 links, cooked over medium high heat rotating, about 2 minutes per "side" for a total of 8 minutes.) I used a mandolin to slice the cucumbers thin quickly, but not in ribbons as the picture shows. Served the pita with our favorite hummus to dip.

carolfitz's Review

June 25, 2012
Nice change-up, different enough to be interesting but still supereasy. Made to recipe except added 1tsp paprika and 1/8tsp cayenne to the beef. Served in flax/oat bran/wheat pitas along with tomato, cuke, bell pepper & mint salad.

CindyFrancois's Review

June 22, 2012