Friday, April 6, 2012

Kafta....Lebanese Meatballs

This is another pre-injury recipe. These are great for a quick meal when you want something a bit different.

Place 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of ground lamb in a bowl.


Pulse some bread to make 1 cup of fresh bread crumbs. Add them to the meat.


Pulse 1 cup of feta cheese until it forms fine crumbs. Add to the bowl.


Clean a bunch of green onions. Pulse these in the food processor and add them to the bowl. Add 4 minced garlic cloves.



Pulse 1 cup of parsley and 1 cup of fresh mint. Add 2 slightly beaten eggs.


Add 2 tsp. cumin, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. sumac (optional) and 1 tsp. allspice. Add salt and pepper. Mix this thoroughly and fry a small piece and taste it. Adjust seasoning if needed.

Form the meat into walnut sized meatballs. Place them on a foil covered cookie sheet and broil them. When the tops brown, roll them over and broil until the other side is brown.


In another bowl, mix 2 cups of plain yogurt with 1/4 cup tahini, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 minced garlic clove and some salt and pepper.

Whip up a quick salad of lettuce, cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, a sprinkling of sugar and some olive oil. Sprinkle in some oregano too.



Place some salad in a pita half. Top with Turkish peppers if you have some. (hello my wonderful little thumb! sorry I almost cut you off! hope you are better soon!)


Add a few meatballs.

Top with some of the yogurt.


I served these with a side of spinach stew. I will post that recipe tomorrow.


No surgery date yet and since this is Friday, I guess I won't know until next week.

2 comments:

chickpea678 said...

My gosh the people who live with you and get to eat your food are lucky!!

chickpea678 said...

Just sending hubby to grocery with list of ingredients to make these meatballs!