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Beef Koftas

Every few weeks we have a 'build a burger night' in our house which is always well received, especially by hubby. On this occasion though I decided to try something a little bit different and did a 'build a kofta night' instead. I served the koftas with pitta breads, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, sour cream, chilli sauce and also some rice. They were fantastic, and although not totally authentic, they will become a regular I think!

500g Minced Beef or Lamb
1 Onion, grated
Thumb of Ginger, grated
6 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
1 TBSP Chilli Sauce

Serve with Pitta's, Red Onion, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Chilli Sauce and if you're really hungry Rice too!!

Step 1: To make the koftas, put all of the kofta ingredients into a big bowl, along with salt and pepper and mix together, form into balls. Grill for 8-9 minutes, turning once or twice.
Step 2: Toast Pittas and prepare salad


  1. Hi Beth, u h've a nice yummy blog here. ur beef koftas r sipmle to make but looks so delicious.

  2. mmmmm these look and sound soo good!

  3. Oh I think those would be a hit around my house too

  4. Love pitas and these look sooo good!

  5. Even just that pattie with ginger inside sounds so good to me. They look wonderful in the pita with all those veggies.
    BTW, I won't leave for my travels till the end of Oct. I'll probably miss all the good weather, but I promise not to complain.

  6. I love pita bread! They can be stuffed with lots of fun things!!

  7. What a great idea, Beth! I love the generous amount of garlic in the koftas :)

  8. Beth what a great idea! Those Beef Koftas looks so good.


  9. Yum. These look really good, I know my husband and I would love them.

  10. Mmmm I like the sound of these, a great variation on the burger.

  11. Love the idea of 'build a burger' night! What fun.
    And this variation looks absolutely delicious.

  12. Reminds me of when we have fajitas, I lay all the salad, wraps, salsa etc out in bowls so we can help ourselves and we have a 'picnic' with the blanket on the floor. These look so good so I might have to ditch the fajitas and make these instead!

  13. Oh Beth your beef koftas do look good Mmmm...

    Rosie x

  14. Me again Beth :)

    I have an award waiting on my blog for you :)

    Rosie x

  15. build a burger - that's brilliant!!! :D

  16. I LOVE this idea.

    (You can tell the kids plus the hour away grocery store kicked my butt today because my blog comments have been short and boring--but seriously, I think this is a great idea--loads of party possibilities).

  17. This is one of my favourite BBQ dishes:D

  18. I would be craving this pasta too! I am craving it right now and have never had it before - but it has all the magic words - butternut squash, pine nuts and chorizo! YUM!

    I love koftas too by the way! I am planning on making some lentil ones this weekend!

  19. Just catching up on your posts and these look great for a mid week dinner. Yum!


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