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Turkish Meatballs (Kofta)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"If you are looking for a tasty main dish meal, try my new Turkish meatballs."
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24 m servings 181
Original recipe yields 6 servings (36 meatballs)


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  1. Tear up bread slices into the bowl of a food processor; process into fine crumbs. Add ground lamb and egg; process until blended. Add parsley, garlic, cumin, mint, allspice, salt, and pepper; process until evenly combined.
  2. Roll lamb mixture into small meatballs.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs in batches, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Refrigerate meatballs for 1 hour before cooking if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 181 calories; 11.6 4.8 13.9 74 284 Full nutrition

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I forgot to mention, I've been to various parts of Turkey several times. I've had many versions of Kofte. This recipe is spot on!