Tested till perfect Oregano Beef Koftas

Oregano Beef Koftas

Middle East-inspired skewers are quite the meal when tucked into Grilled Greek Pitas along with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and Yogurt Dip (see below). Eat them with a knife and fork or make them a hands-only supper.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2003

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  • Portion size 4


  • 3 3minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 1small onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 lb 1lblean ground beef
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In large bowl, mix together garlic, onion, bread crumbs, oregano, 2 tbsp (25 mL) water, mustard, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper; mix in beef. Divide into 8 portions; shape each around 8-inch (20 cm) metal or soaked wooden skewer, pressing to form 4-inch (10 cm) sausage-shaped oval.

Place on greased grill over medium- high heat; close lid and grill, turning twice, until firm and no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes.

Additional information :

Yogurt Dip:
In small bowl, stir 1 cup (250 mL) Balkan-style plain yogurt with 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh coriander, mint or dill. Makes 1 cup (250 mL).

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 253 pro 23g total fat 14g sat. fat 5g
carb 8g fibre 1g chol 64mg sodium 463mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 24 vit C 3 folate 4
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