Looking for a winning dish for dinner?
In that case, you should know that these beef koftas are almost effortless to whip up; the bulk of the time it takes to make them is actually the 30 minutes chilling time. Winner.
They don’t seem that effortless to the people eating them, who will demonstrate their appreciation of your ‘slaving’ over dinner by showering you with attention and affection. Win, win.
They’ll probably do the washing up too. Win, win, win.
Of course, they taste amazing too. Win, win, win, win.
Well, would you look at that! It would appear that the beef koftas are quadruple winners! There’s clearly no need for you to continue your search for a dinner dish, which is happy news, because by now you must be very hungry. I shall delay you no longer and will proceed to tell you how to make this scrumptious meal…
Serves 3-6 people, depending on accompanying dishes
500g minced beef
1 onion, chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
2-4 green chillies, finely chopped
¾ teaspoon ground coriander
¾ teaspoon ground cumin
a handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon harissa paste (If I’d had harissa paste in the stores I’d have used it, and the dish would have benefited from it, so I’ve included it here)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 wooden skewers
Done your onion and chilli chopping? Ok then, let’s get this show on the road…
Throw everything (apart from the skewers) into a bowl and use your hands to mix well.
Divide the mix into 12 rough balls then form into oval shapes on the wooden skewers (or make into patties if you don’t have any skewers).
Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or grill and cook for around 8-12 minutes on a medium to high heat, turning to ensure they’re browned all over.
Job’s a good ‘un!
Served here with a minty cucumber sauce*, pitta bread and a selection of Mediterranean dips*.
* Recipes to follow shortly 🙂