Beef Kofte is delicious when oven baked but even better on a barbeque, eat these outside on a warm summer’s evening and you’ll feel almost Mediterranean. Delicious with a fresh salad made with rocket, figs and cherry tomatoes.
Spiced Beef Kofte Ingredients:
For the Beef Kofte:
- 350g lean steak mince (ground beef)
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ an onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 1tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sumac
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
- 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- 12 mini bamboo skewers
For the Pomegranate glaze:
- Juice and seeds of half a pomegranate
- 2 tbsp runny honey
- 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- Juice of half a lemon
Spiced Beef Kofte How To:
If cooking in the oven, preheat to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 5.
In a large bowl, mix together all of the kofte ingredients, and form into about 12 mini sausage shaped portions. Place on a roasting dish for 10 – 12 minutes, until cooked through, or throw on the bbq for around 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the pomegranate juice, molasses, honey and lemon in a saucepan. Simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Remove the kofte from the heat and leave to cool slightly before piercing with bamboo skewers.
Combine the juice mixture with the pomegranate seeds, then pour oven the kofte. Serve at once.