Whether you spell it kefta or köfte or kufte or some other variation, you can find versions of these lamb or beef meatballs throughout the Middle East. The seasoning mixture here is simple, with spices you should already have on your shelf and you can play around, adding fresh or dried mint, grated onion, or a pinch of cinnamon. And if you like a garlicky yogurt sauce, by all means, add a minced clove.
Cumin Lamb Meatballs With Tahini Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Meatballs are not the kind of thing one would usually think of as quick-and-easy-dinner fare All that rolling and frying can take forever, making meatballs a weekend project for a leisurely afternoon There are, however, shortcuts — if you can suppress your perfectionist urges
If you like Greek food, you'll love these lamb burgers...Warm pitas stuffed with flavorful lamb patties, tzatziki, feta, tomatoes, red onions and shredded lettuce. For me, the flavors conjure up memories of delicious Mediterranean street food from travels past.
Lebanese seven-spice powder—a mix of allspice, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek, ginger, and nutmeg known as baharat—flavors the lamb patties as well as the tomatoes in this richly spiced dish from Lebanese chef Fouad Kassab's mother, Isabelle.