Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber Salad Recipe

Beef Kefta Patties with Cucumber Salad

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups thinly sliced English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (6-inch) pitas, quartered

Procedure:

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine beef, 1/4 cup parsley, cilantro, and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  4. Combine cucumber and vinegar in a medium bowl; toss well.
  5. Combine yogurt, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, juice, and pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
  6. Arrange 1 patty and 1/2 cup cucumber mixture on each of 4 plates.
  7. Top each serving with about 2 tablespoons yogurt sauce.
  8. Serve each with 2 pita wedges.
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