Beef Kofta With Couscous

Beef Kofta With Couscous

Kofta is a kebab made with ground meat and spices.

35 min. prep time
4 servings
000 Ratings



1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 (6-inch) wooden skewers


1 1/2 cups couscous
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves


Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl; mix well. Cover; refrigerate.

Melt 2 tablespoons Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in skillet over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion and garlic; cook 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add cumin, allspice and red pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Cool 5 minutes.

Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; set aside.

Combine cooled onion mixture and all remaining beef ingredients in bowl. Divide into 8 portions; roll each into 4-inch log. Insert wooden skewer into each log. Place onto prepared baking pan. Bake 15-17 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F and meat is no longer pink. 

Combine couscous, 2 tablespoons Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and salt in bowl. Pour boiling water over couscous mixture; cover with plastic food wrap. Let stand 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with fork; stir in chopped parsley and mint leaves. 

Serve couscous with kebabs and sauce.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 530

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 920mg

Carbohydrates: 58g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 37g

Recipe #16135©2014Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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