Turkish ‘kofte’ Sandwich

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Sandwich with beef meatballs and yoghurt dressing for a nice warm summer evening. In Turkey they use ground lamb for this. But that’s optional..”

    Ingredients

  • 4ouncesground beef
  • 2onions
  • 2garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley ormint
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • olive oil
  • thick yoghurt
  • Turkish bread
  • 2tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • Directions

  • Chop onions, 1 clove of garlic and parsley.
  • Mix the onions, garlic and parsley with the ground beef and a bit of salt and pepper.
  • With your hands make walnut shaped little meatballs.
  • You can either grill the meatballs, or cook them in some olive oil.
  • In the meantime, mix the yoghurt with garlic and mint.
  • Slice tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber.
  • Now take a turkish bread (flat, round thick bread) cut in 4 squares, open them and ‘butter up’ the bread with the yoghurt dressing.
  • Put in lettuce tomatoes, cucumbers and meatballs, and finish with some extra yoghurt dressing.
  • Reviews

  • “This was a yummy sandwich. Can’t get Turkish bread here so I went to Panera’s and bought their assiago foccacia bread. Perfect!! I really think the yogurt mix makes the difference in the flavor of the sandwich.I had used greek yogurt because I think it has a better flavor and it is nice and thick. I had purchased the 7oz container.I had gone for fresh parsley since I forgot to buy mint. I had used about 1/4 cup in the meatballs and had made 10 walnut size balls. I sauteed the meatballs in some olive oil. The flavors really blended well together. I think I would like to try the mint next time to see the difference. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Bollie.”

  • “WOW! what a great sandwich, sooo much flavour!It has a lovely freshness from the mint, both in the spread and in the meatballs.I used ground turkey and the mint rather than the parsleybeef,and sooo glad I did, cooked the meatballs with a little olive oil in a frypan.To thicken the yogurt I put it in a strainer in the morning to let all the moisture run out, it was lovely and thick by supper time.We loved the yogurt mix with garlic and mint and I will make it to use on other food, lovely fresh flavour.Unable to find real Turkish bread, I brought a lovely round focaccia loaf topped with onion and parmesan cheese, it worked deliciously!We don’t eat “huge” sammies very often but I sure will keep this one in my hard copy and will make it again when the craving arises for a heafty sammie!!!It was soooo good and really not all that bad in calories, carbs and sugar.I just used half the round loaf for the 2 of us, half a recipe, a whole one could be split into about 8 pieces for a luncheon!!Wonderful tasty sammie deserving of more than the 5 stars!!Thanks for posting.”

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