Beef koftas
  • Serves icon Makes 6 skewers
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min, barbecue time 10 min, plus chilling

Make homemade koftas – using beef mince, coriander, parsley, red onion and spices – for an inexpensive barbecue dish.

Not the weather for a bbq? Try these beef koftas with a herb couscous, cooked in a frying pan.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
234kcals
Fat
16.5g (6.5g saturated)
Protein
20.3g
Carbohydrates
2.2g (1.3g sugars)
Fibre
0.7g
Salt
0.3g
Calories
234kcals
Fat
16.5g (6.5g saturated)
Protein
20.3g
Carbohydrates
2.2g (1.3g sugars)
Fibre
0.7g
Salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 500g British beef mince
  • Small bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • Small bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, grated
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 large free-range eggs

You’ll also need

  • 6 metal skewers

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and season well. Shape into around 24 small, flattened ovals, then chill in a single layer on a baking tray in the fridge for 1 hour (see make ahead).
  2. Thread the koftas onto metal skewers and cook on a hot barbecue for 4-5 minutes onto metal skewers and cook on a hot barbecue for 4-5 minutes on each side cooked through.

delicious. tips

  1. Make the mixture up to 4 hours ahead, without adding the fresh herbs or seasoning. Keep covered in the fridge then, just before you cook the koftas, add the herbs and seasoning, and shape. There’s no need to chill them again.

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