Tasty koftas made from lamb mince and a selection of yummy spices. Grilled on the BBQ and served with flatbreads, hummus and fresh salad ingredients, this is a great dish to share with friends and family over the summer.
During the summer months, we love to catch up with friends and family. My favourite types of meals to feed a crowd are the ones where everyone can 'build their own'.
These BBQ Lamb Koftas are super easy to prepare and make a nice change from sausages! The koftas can be made in advance, then simply grill before serving and serve with your favourite sides. For some other great platter dinners, check out my yummy recipes for Falafel Pita Pockets or Creamy Shredded Chicken.
- Lamb mince: Due to the slightly higher fat content, lamb mince caramelises really nicely for koftas. The flavour of lamb mince also works so well with the spices. However, if you can't find lamb mince, you could absolutely use beef mince instead.
- Red onion: I like to use a red onion in this recipe as they are slightly sweeter than brown onions. As always though, use what you have in the cupboard! I like to grate to my onion finely so that my kids don't notice it. You could also use a pull chopper.
- Cumin: When you have a recipe that calls for lots of spices, you can usually get away with leaving one out and it will still taste great. The one I would always have on hand and personally can't do without though, is cumin. It compliments red meat so well. You'll notice it in a lot of my recipes!
Note: Scroll to the recipe card for the ingredients, quantities and the full method.
Step by step instructions:
Soak 8 bamboo skewers in cold water while you prepare the koftas, this prevents them from burning while cooking.
Add all of the ingredients for the lamb koftas to a large bowl and mix to combine.
With damp hands, divide the meat into 8 equal portions and shape onto the skewers.
BBQ the koftas for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Turning to brown on each side every few minutes.
Just before serving, warm the flatbreads on the BBQ for about 30 seconds each.
To serve, layer up your toasted flatbread with hummus, a lamb kofta (or 2!), cherry tomatoes and rocket. Sprinkle over the feta and mint leaves.
Hummus, feta, tzatziki , pickled red onions, couscous or tabouleh are all great serving suggestions for koftas. Fresh herbs and salad ingredients, like rocket and tomatoes, balance out the other rich flavours.
Grated onion is very fine which means 2 things; 1) it's harder for kids to notice it and 2) it's less likely to burn when the koftas are getting grilled.
Koftas can be prepared the day before if you want to get ahead. Once they have been rolled, store in the fridge in an airtight container.
If the mince is fresh (hasn't already been frozen), then you could also freeze these koftas before cooking. A good way to get ahead, I sometimes double the recipe. Then I can cook some straight away, and have another meal ready to go in the freezer.
Leftover, cooked koftas can be stored covered in the fridge for up to two days.
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- 500g lamb mince
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs
- ½ red onion, grated
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp white pepper
- 4 large flatbreads
- Cherry tomatoes
- Rocket leaves
- 50g feta
- Soak 8 bamboo skewers in cold water while you prepare the koftas, this prevents them from burning while cooking.
- Add all of the ingredients for the lamb koftas to a large bowl and mix to combine.
- With damp hands, divide the meat into 8 equal portions and shape onto the skewers.
- BBQ the koftas for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Turning to brown on each side every few minutes.
- Just before serving, warm the flatbreads on the BBQ for about 30 seconds each.
- To serve, layer up your toasted flatbread with hummus, a lamb kofta (or 2!), cherry tomatoes and rocket. Sprinkle over the feta and mint leaves.
These koftas can be served up individually or on a large platter.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1376mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 50g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.
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