Recipe for Cumin & Mint Beef Koftas

Recipe for Cumin & Mint Beef Koftas by Longo’s Chef and Food Service Manager, Robert Mutch.

Superbowl recipe for Mint Beef Koftas

Koftas are kebabs made with ground rather than cubed meat. These mildly spiced, grilled kebabs are a great way to explore Middle Eastern flavours.

PREP 20 min – COOK 8 min – SERVES 4 (8 koftas)


-1 lb lean ground beef
-1/3 cup finely chopped Fresh Mint 1/4 cup very finely chopped red onion
-1 egg yolk
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-2 tsp ground cumin
-1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
-1 tbsp Longo’s Mediterranean Grilling Oil
-Grilled pita pockets, chopped tomato, chopped cucumber
-Tzatziki Dip


PREHEAT the grill to medium; grease well.
MIX beef, mint, onion, egg yolk, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper until well-combined.
FORM meat around eight 8-inch, soaked wooden skewers. Brush evenly with grilling oil. GRILL, turning, for about 7 to 8 minutes or until no longer pink inside and meat thermometer registers 160°F (71°C).
SERVE with grilled pita pockets, garnished with tomato, cucumber and tzatziki.

PER SERVING: (2 koftas only): 262 calories, 23 g protein, 17 g fat, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 0 g sugars, 342 mg sodium

TIP – Add hot pepper flakes or hot sauce to taste for spicier koftas.


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