Twisted Beef Koftas (Middle-Eastern Meatballs)
35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
12 ingredients
15-20 servings
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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Serving Size (9.21 g)
Servings 15
Amount per Serving
Calories 22.89 Calories from Fat 3.42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.38g 8.75%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.7%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 71.74mg 44.84%
Total Carbohydrate 4.23g 21.15%
Dietary Fiber 0.83 g 49.94%
Sugars 0.59 g %
Protein 1.85g 55.38%
Vitamin A 461.39IU% Vitamin C 44.76mg%
Calcium 98.83mg% Iron 3.38mg%
*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:
lean ground beef, medium onion, seasoning salt