Ground Turkey Kofta

Ground Turkey Kofta Recipe

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Heidi Hoerman


Kofta is a Middle Eastern ground meat burger, often made with lamb. In this case, turkey takes the place of lamb.


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15 Min
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1/2 lb
ground turkey
1/3 c
panko bread crumbs


1/4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
celery, minced
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp
cumin, ground
1/4 tsp
coriander, ground
1/2 tsp

How to Make Ground Turkey Kofta


  • 1SEASONING PASTE: Combine cilantro, garlic, celery, seasonings and salt. Mince very fine, pound together in a mortar, or process in a small food processor.
  • 2In a medium bowl, gently but thoroughly mix turkey, panko, and seasoning paste. Shape into four small, oval patties about 1 inch thick.
  • 3Preheat a grill pan on the bottom shelf of a 425F oven. Cook patties 6 minutes on one side, flip and cook and additional 6 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 175F.
  • 4Serving suggestion: Serve with tzatziki (yogurt-cucumber salad) and a bulgur-vegetable pilaf.

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About Ground Turkey Kofta

Course/Dish: Turkey, Meat Appetizers, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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