Friday, November 27, 2009

Kofta/ Meatball Kebabs

Yet another bastardization of a classic ethnic dish.  These are great just plain, or you could thread them along with veggies for a more complete meal.  My kids really like these.

Kofta (serves 4)
~1lb ground meat* (I've used beef, turkey, lamb)
1 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t cinnamon
3/4t Hungarian paprika
*These turn out better with slightly fattier meat - 85/15
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a rimmed baking sheet with lightly oiled aluminum foil.
  2. Place spices in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Add in meat and mix thoroughly.
  4. Shape into small approx. 1" meatballs.
  5. Thread onto skewers (I've found metal ones work best) and place on the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes.  Remove and drain on paper towels for a few minutes.
These are great served over rice or couscous.  Or you could put them in pita with hummus, tahini, or tzatziki.  

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