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Beef and Pine Nut Kofte
These Turkish-style kofte (meatballs—or, in this case, patties) get their fine, tender texture and rich flavor from processing the beef with ground pine nuts, parsley and spices. Moistening your hands when shaping the mixture helps minimize sticking. Serve with warmed flatbread, sliced onion, diced tomato and/or cucumber, plus yogurt mixed with a little tahini.
cup pine nuts
cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus chopped parsley to serve
These were outstanding, and so easy to make. So tender as well, which is great as I find many restaurant kofta to be too dense and rubbery.
I made mine a bit smaller, about 2 inches in diameter. Perfect size to stuff into a pita with yogurt tahini sauce and all the fixings. These will be a staple in our house. Yum.
Serve with spicy yogurt tahini sauce.