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    35 mins

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    YourCakeIWillTake's Note:

    Traditionally made with lamb and mint, this is my own altered version of the scrumptious Indian dish. These meatballs are pretty spicy, so season to your known preferences. I like to use lots of pepper and cayenne and minimal salt. The prep time can be cut by preparing the ingredients in a food processor. All measurements are approximate, feel free to use what you have on hand! There are many ways to serve them. My favorite method is in a fresh, warm pita with a cucumber-yogurt sauce or with terriyaki and a handful of onions. My boyfriend likes to eat his with spicy mustard. Or for a flavor crossover use them as meatballs for spaghetti! Try a cool, light salad as a side, and don't forget dessert!

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    Serves: 2-4



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350.
    2. 2
      Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well-blended (using your hands works best).
    3. 3
      Form golf-ball sized meatballs from the mixture and place, without touching, on an ungreased baking sheet.
    4. 4
      Bake until slightly browned and cooked through (approximately 20-25 minutes).
    5. 5
      Serve 'em up hot! (See Recipe Description for Suggestions).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 26, 2008


      We're not fans of lamb (except the living version), so I was pleased to come upon your "twist" on these koftas. I used kashmiri chili powder for more chili flavor with a little less heat and halved the recipe. I opted for soy sauce and used garlic powder instead of garlic salt. I also roasted the bell peppers because I seem to be on a vegetable roasting kick lately. Great little meatballs that I served with pitas and Cucumber Raita. Thank you for posting! *Made for PAC Fall 2008.*

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    Nutritional Facts for Twisted Beef Koftas (Middle-Eastern Meatballs)

    Serving Size: 1 (229 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 551.6
    Calories from Fat 227
    Total Fat 25.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    Cholesterol 253.1 mg
    Sodium 534.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 51.8 g

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