Oven-Baked Ground Beef Koftas

Serve koftas as a main course or thread one per skewer to serve as appetizers. For a smoky touch, use smoked paprika. Serve with warmed pita, a chunky marinated vegetable salad and a dipping sauce, such as yogurt with chopped mint and a bit of ground cumin stirred in.
Yield 4 Servings Prep. Time 25 min Cooking Time 15 min Total Time 40 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) packed minced fresh parsley
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) paprika
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) dry bread crumbs
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked for 30 minutes

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Combine parsley, green onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Beat in egg with a fork. Mix in beef and bread crumbs.
  2. Scoop about a heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL) and shape into meatballs; thread onto soaked skewers, spacing apart slightly. Place onto a parchment- or  lightly oiled foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Press slightly to flatten.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into several meatballs reads 160°F (71°C).