Kofte with Yogurt Sauce

Kofte with Yogurt Sauce

Kofte with Yogurt Sauce is a tasty Middle Eastern dish that will delight your taste buds. Served as a main dish or as fast food, this Persian dish is enjoyed across the world from India to the Middle East.
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Kofte

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 Nature's Yoke egg, beaten
  • tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 pitas, split

Yogurt Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium cucumber, grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill

Instructions
 

Kofte

  • Preheat boiler.
  • Combine first 12 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir just until combined. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions; shape into patties.
  • Place patties on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 4 minutes on each side.

Yogurt Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients and mix together well.

To Assemble:

  • Place one tomato slice and 1 patty in each pita half; top each with yogurt sauce. Serve with couscous salad for a delicious meal.

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