Kofta (Kafta) Pita Sandwich Recipe

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75 mins (prep 40, cooking 35)
13 ingredients
12 servings
Kofta is a recipe taught to me by Ahmad, a young man who lived with our family for two years. Kafta and Ahmad's Tabouli have become Middle Eastern standards in our family menus since then. I am sure ground lamb is the meat of choice for this creation, but we use a mixture of extra lean beef (85%) and ground turkey. I often season the meat mixture with ground cumin, red pepper flakes, or any other complimentary seasonings. You can use plain white pita bread or whole wheat. The diameter of pita breads will determine the yield, but generally one recipe (2 pounds of meat) makes twelve 6-inch Kaftas, or eight 8-inch. These freeze well and are great for a quick microwaved snack or lunch. Serve with salsa or ketchup, or a yogurt/cucumber dressing. See photos for pictorial of how to fill and bake. For a sausage and zucchini variation, click below left under Useful Links.

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Serving Size (40.4 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 115.3 Calories from Fat 19.44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.16g 39.91%
Saturated Fat 0.54g 32.62%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 275.14mg 137.57%
Total Carbohydrate 20.0g 80.02%
Dietary Fiber 10.54 g 506.02%
Sugars 2.87 g %
Protein 10.51g 252.15%
Vitamin A 764.61IU% Vitamin C 49.3mg%
Calcium 449.74mg% Iron 8.7mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
minced, medium tomato, medium onion, cloves garlic, lean ground beef, ground turkey, salsa