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Let's Make Turkish Kofte Meatballs
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Make the most delicious ground lamb and beef Turkish meatballs at home in less than 30 minutes! These tasty Kofte meatballs are packed with herbs and spices for an authentic flavor.
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  • 1/2 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb 85% lean ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or Aleppo pepper)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
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Step 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix until the ingredient are evenly combined. Make sure not to over-mix or the meatballs will be tough. The best way to do this is with your hands.
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Step 2 Place a wire rack over a baking dish (this will help to drain any fat from the lamb), and roll out into 4 meatballs per serving and place them gently on the wire rack.
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Step 3 Bake for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Be careful not to overcook or the meat will become tough.
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