Lamb Kofta
 Middle Eastern lamb kofta with fragrant spices and roasted nuts.
 Serves 6
 20 minutes preparation
 10 minutes cooking
 30 minutes
153 calories, 9g fat, 3g carb, 17g protein, 405mg sodium
4.8 (2) user ratings
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup walnuts nuts, (optional)
  • 1 lb lamb, ground
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, or cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder, Aleppo, ancho or chipotle
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp cloves

Use a food processor with pulse until the nuts are finely chopped. Transfer nuts to a small dry skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Use the food processor to mince onion, garlic, peppers and cilantro. Drain any excess liquid. Add veggies to nuts, along with spices and the ground lamb. Mix thoroughly and form into patties about 2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Preheat the grill to medium high heat, or a skillet to medium heat. Cook covered until browned on each side, about 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve with pita bread, tzatziki and hummus.

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