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Kofte with Yogurt Sauce is a tasty Middle Eastern dish that will delight your taste buds. Served as a main dish or as fast food, this Persian dish is enjoyed across the world from India to the Middle East.

Yields4 Servings

Kofte
 ½ cup onion, chopped
  cup dry bread crumbs
 ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp cumin
 ¼ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp ground red pepper
  tsp allspice
 1 lb ground beef
 1 Nature's Yoke egg, beaten
 tomatoes, sliced
 4 pitas, split
Yogurt Sauce
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 medium cucumber, grated
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 1 tbsp fresh dill

Kofte
1

Preheat boiler.

2

Combine first 12 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir just until combined. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions; shape into patties.

3

Place patties on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 4 minutes on each side.

Yogurt Sauce
4

Combine all ingredients and mix together well.

To Assemble:
5

Place one tomato slice and 1 patty in each pita half; top each with yogurt sauce. Serve with couscous salad for a delicious meal.

Ingredients

Kofte
 ½ cup onion, chopped
  cup dry bread crumbs
 ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp cumin
 ¼ tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp ground red pepper
  tsp allspice
 1 lb ground beef
 1 Nature's Yoke egg, beaten
 tomatoes, sliced
 4 pitas, split
Yogurt Sauce
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 medium cucumber, grated
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 1 tbsp fresh dill

Directions

Kofte
1

Preheat boiler.

2

Combine first 12 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir just until combined. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions; shape into patties.

3

Place patties on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 4 minutes on each side.

Yogurt Sauce
4

Combine all ingredients and mix together well.

To Assemble:
5

Place one tomato slice and 1 patty in each pita half; top each with yogurt sauce. Serve with couscous salad for a delicious meal.

Kofte with Yogurt Sauce