Beef Koftas with Tzatziki Bean Dip

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

Beef Koftas
 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
 1 small onion, diced
 1 egg
 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
 12 metal skewers
Tzatziki Bean Dip
 2 cups (500 mL) canned navy beans (white), drained and rinsed
 1/2 cup (250 mL) Greek yogurt
 2 cloves garlic
 1 tsp (5 mL) dry dill
 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

Beef Koftas
1

Preheat oven to broil. 2. In large bowl, stir together beef, onion, egg, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon and salt until combined.

On a foil lined baking sheet, shape meat into 12, 4-inch long ovals; thread onto 12 skewers.

Cook for 5 minutes on each side, turning once. Beef is done when it reaches an internal cooking temperature of 160°F (71°C).

Tzatziki Bean Dip
2

Meanwhile, pour navy beans, Greek yogurt, garlic, dill, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse on low for 2 minutes or until the bean dip is smooth. Serve with the beef koftas for dipping. Add in cucumbers and mini red tomatoes for more dipping options.

Cooking Tip
3

If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using.

Ingredients

Beef Koftas
 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
 1 small onion, diced
 1 egg
 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
 12 metal skewers
Tzatziki Bean Dip
 2 cups (500 mL) canned navy beans (white), drained and rinsed
 1/2 cup (250 mL) Greek yogurt
 2 cloves garlic
 1 tsp (5 mL) dry dill
 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

Directions

Beef Koftas
1

Preheat oven to broil. 2. In large bowl, stir together beef, onion, egg, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon and salt until combined.

On a foil lined baking sheet, shape meat into 12, 4-inch long ovals; thread onto 12 skewers.

Cook for 5 minutes on each side, turning once. Beef is done when it reaches an internal cooking temperature of 160°F (71°C).

Tzatziki Bean Dip
2

Meanwhile, pour navy beans, Greek yogurt, garlic, dill, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse on low for 2 minutes or until the bean dip is smooth. Serve with the beef koftas for dipping. Add in cucumbers and mini red tomatoes for more dipping options.

Cooking Tip
3

If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using.

Beef Koftas with Tzatziki Bean Dip
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