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Kofta / Kefta (~10 min.) - Ground Beef Going International

This is a delicious way to cook ground beef that you might not have heard of. I think of kofta / kefta as a Middle Eastern meatball / meatloaf dish, but apparently it is really international! :) There are also Indian, South Caucasian, Balkan and Central Asian variations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kofta

See my other post for other ideas for ground beef:


I make a simplified version kofta / kefta by adding a generous amount of this Sahadi spice mix I got online to ground beef (probably 1 or 2 tablespoons to 8 oz.).

If I have bread around, I mix-in 1/2 piece of bread per 8 oz. of meat for a binder. Sometimes I do not put bread in the mixture and it usually turns out fine.

I cook it for a few minutes in a pan with a little oil (on medium to medium-high) on each side.

I ate it here with some hummus, tzatziki and feta I get at the salad bar (for small portions) and some Artisan Stonefire pizza crust I got (as pita). Yum! (There is some microwaved frozen spinach on there to be healthy. :) )

It took about 10 min. to cook everything (including pizza crust in the oven.)

Give it a try! We are good at this!

Associated Posts:

- Shopping and prep for small servings: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/tips-for-shopping-prep-for-small-servings

- Buying ingredients from the salad bar https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/salad-bar-for-ingredients

- Frozen Spinach: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/sneaking-in-spinach-to-be-healthy-ugh-the-invention-rise-of-the-frozen-food-industry

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