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Spice, not sauce, flavors the Middle Eastern meatball

Qofte? Kafta? Cufta? Kofte!

In restaurants in Istanbul, waiters “bring out these heavenly, juicy, gorgeous little molded patties which are well-kneaded from just ground beef, onions and salt.” It’s kofte—Turkish meatballs.