Turkish Kofte Meatballs


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These Turkish Kofte Meatballs are made with a delicious combination of ground lamb, ground beef, fresh herbs, and spices for a tasty dinner that tastes like takeout. They are easy to make and freezer-friendly.
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What you need:

  • 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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We hope you enjoy this delicious Turkish Kofte Meatballs recipe.
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