Oven-baked Beef Koftas

Serve koftas as a main course or thread one per skewer to serve as appetizers. For a smoky touch, use smoked paprika. Serve with warmed pita, a chunky marinated vegetable salad and a dipping sauce, such as yogurt with chopped mint and a bit of ground cumin stirred in.

Yields4 ServingsDifficultyIntermediatePrep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins
Ingredients
 ¼ cup (60 mL) packed minced fresh parsley
 3 green onions, minced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire Sauce
 ½ tsp (2 mL) paprika
 ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper
 1 egg
 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef
 ¼ cup (60 mL) dry bread crumbs
 Bamboo skewers, soaked for 30 minutes
Method
1

1. Combine parsley, green onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Beat in egg with a fork. Mix in beef and bread crumbs.

2. Scoop about a heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL) and shape into meatballs; thread onto soaked skewers, spacing apart slightly. Place onto a parchment- or lightly oiled foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Press slightly to flatten.

3. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).

Tip
2

The colour of cooked ground beef is not a reliable indicator of doneness. Cook to 160°F (71°C), checking the doneness of several meatballs with a digital instant-read thermometer.

Nutrition
3

Per 1 cooked portion: about 220 Calories, 20g Protein, 11g Fat, 9g Carbohydrate, 490mg Sodium
Excellent Source of: Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium
Good Source of: Iron, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Choline
Source of: Potassium, Vitamin C, Thiamine, Folate, Pantothenate, Phosphorus, Magnesium
4g Saturated Fat, 0.4g Trans Fat, 0.5g Polyunsaturated Fat, 4.5g Monounsaturated Fat
Shopping List
4

Fresh parsley
Green onions
Garlic
1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef
Worcestershire Sauce
Paprika
Salt
Pepper
Dry bread crumbs
1 egg
Bamboo skewers

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ¼ cup (60 mL) packed minced fresh parsley
 3 green onions, minced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire Sauce
 ½ tsp (2 mL) paprika
 ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper
 1 egg
 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef
 ¼ cup (60 mL) dry bread crumbs
 Bamboo skewers, soaked for 30 minutes

Directions

Method
1

1. Combine parsley, green onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Beat in egg with a fork. Mix in beef and bread crumbs.

2. Scoop about a heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL) and shape into meatballs; thread onto soaked skewers, spacing apart slightly. Place onto a parchment- or lightly oiled foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Press slightly to flatten.

3. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).

Tip
2

The colour of cooked ground beef is not a reliable indicator of doneness. Cook to 160°F (71°C), checking the doneness of several meatballs with a digital instant-read thermometer.

Nutrition
3

Per 1 cooked portion: about 220 Calories, 20g Protein, 11g Fat, 9g Carbohydrate, 490mg Sodium
Excellent Source of: Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium
Good Source of: Iron, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Choline
Source of: Potassium, Vitamin C, Thiamine, Folate, Pantothenate, Phosphorus, Magnesium
4g Saturated Fat, 0.4g Trans Fat, 0.5g Polyunsaturated Fat, 4.5g Monounsaturated Fat
Shopping List
4

Fresh parsley
Green onions
Garlic
1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef
Worcestershire Sauce
Paprika
Salt
Pepper
Dry bread crumbs
1 egg
Bamboo skewers

Oven-baked Beef Koftas