Aromatic Beef Kabobs with Cucumber Yogurt

Aromatic Beef Kabobs with Cucumber Yogurt Image by: Aromatic Beef Kabobs with Cucumber Yogurt Author: Canadian Living

These kabobs make great party food for a backyard gathering. If you like, substitute ground lamb for the beef for an authentic Middle-Eastern taste. Serve with pitas warmed on the grill and cucumber yogurt sauce. 

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb lean ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup currant (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup raisin (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 Greek-style pita breads (no pocket)
  • 2 cups shredded red leaf lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cucumber yogurt (recipe below)

Method

In bowl, blend beef, currants, bread crumbs, coriander, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, pepper, oregano, thyme, salt and cumin. Divide into 12 portions; form into egg shapes, flattening slightly. Thread onto skewers.

Place on greased grill over medium-high heat. Close lid and grill, turning twice, until digital meat thermometer inserted in centre of a few reads 160°F (71°C), 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, grill pita on both sides until slightly crisp, 2 minutes. Serve kabobs, lettuce and Cucumber Yogurt in pitas.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 904 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 518.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 73 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 53 g

%RDI

  • Iron 36.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 18.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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