Introduction: Kinda Like Kofta
Kofta is a Middle Eastern burger, often served on a skewer like a kabob, and with sauces of varying kinds. What I'm making here is sort of kofta-inspired, but not terribly authentic. Easy though!
1 lb ground beef
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 jar pimientos
1/2 tsp allspice (more if you like)
1 tbsp parsley flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Crumble the ground beef into a bowl with your hands, and add the rest of the ingredients, which you have thoughtfully chopped, drained, and ground in advance. Mix it all together with a spoon or your fingers and cover it with plastic wrap to set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
When you're ready to prepare the meal, remove the meat mixture from the fridge, and divide it into 6-8 even sized portions. Squish the meat onto a skewer, forming it with your hands into flattish finger-shaped rolls, as pictured. Once you've achieved the desired shape, slide it off the skewer, onto an oiled broiler pan. Cook under the broiler for about 4 minutes on each side until done.
These are great with rice, pasta, pita, pretty much any starch, or can be enjoyed on their own as a lowcarb entree.
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