Mediterranean spiced meatballs are grilled and then served on flatbread with a light and refreshing yogurt-mint sauce
Grilled Beef Kofta Kabobs with Tzatziki
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 23 mins
 
These Beef Kofta Kabobs are Mediterranean spiced meatballs, which are grilled and then served on flatbread with a light and refreshing yogurt-mint sauce!
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • • 4 cloves garlic
  • • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • • 1/3 cup diced cucumber
  • • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • • 4 , 6-inch flatbreads
Directions
  1. Place garlic, onion, and parsley in a food processor. Pulse several times, wiping down the sides of the bowl, until all the ingredients are puréed. Transfer to a medium sized mixing bowl, along with the ground beef. Sprinkle the salt, coriander, cumin, ginger, black pepper, and cayenne on top and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  2. Form mixture into 18 meatballs, using a tablespoon sized cookie scoop. Thread onto metal skewers and transfer to a baking sheet; flatten meatballs slightly. Cover wth plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high; oil grates. Place skewers on the grates, close lid, and cook for about 4 minutes per side until meat is cooked through (160 degrees F in the thickest part.)
  4. In the meantime, in a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, mint, and salt.
  5. Serve meatballs on flatbread with some of the yogurt sauce and fresh chopped parsley.