Mini Beef Koftas Recipe

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Mini Beef Koftas Recipe

Mini Beef Koftas Recipe

Mini Beef Koftas Recipe
Easy to prepare you can't beat these yummy beef skewers by Barbara Northwood

Ingredients of Mini Beef Koftas Recipe
1 / 4 cup olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
500g beef mince
2 tsps ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tblsps packaged breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
18 wooden cocktail skewers
Fresh mint, to garnish

Yogurt Dip for Mini Beef Koftas Recipe
1 cup thick Greek-style yogurt
1 tsp brown sugar
3 tsps lemon juice
1 tblsp finely chopped fresh parsley

Preparation of Mini Beef Koftas Recipe
1. Heat 1 tblsp of oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until onion is soft. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add beef mince, spices, egg, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. Mould 1 1 / 2 tblsps of mixture over half of each skewer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. To make yogurt dip, combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
4. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan. In two batches, add koftas and cook over a medium heat, turning occasionally, for about 8 minutes or until cooked through.
5. Serve koftas with yogurt dip. Garnish with fresh mint.

Notes and tips for Mini Beef Koftas Recipe:
Koftas can be made up to two days ahead and refridgerated, or up to two months before and frozen. Thaw in the fridge before cooking. Chicken mince or lamb mince can be substituted for the best beef mince in this recipe. For more great New Idea dinner recipes, check out this week's issue of New Idea, on sale now!

Mini Beef Koftas Recipe
Preparation time:25 mins
Cooking time:16 mins