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Köfte Meatballs with Haydari Recipe

Köfte Meatballs with Haydari Recipe
  • Category

    Main Dish

  • Cusine



For the köfte

3/4 pound each ground beef and lamb

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 cup finely chopped mint

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

For the haydari

1/3 cup finely chopped dill

1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon finely chopped mint

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced


In a medium bowl, mix the haydari ingredients together. Allow to sit while the flavors mingle. Mix the köfte ingredients together and shape the meat into small balls. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, preferably non-stick, over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook, uncrowded, until well-browned and cooked through. A non-stick skillet will help them to retain their shape as you turn them. Serve the meatballs with the haydari on the side, with pita or other flatbread.