frugal cooking

Meat Balls or Kofta


500g minced beef
45g Fresh white breadcrumbs
Oil for greasing/frying

Turkish Flavourings
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp finely chopped mint

Greek Flavourings
1 Tbls olive oil
2 Tbls chopped Dill
1/2 tsp cumin

Hungarian Flavourings
1 tsp Paprika
Lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, crushed

Italian FlavouringsSpicy pork balls
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil


Add the beaten egg and breadcrumbs to the mince, along with the flavourings of your choice
Lightly oil or wet your hands and roll the meat in to small balls (golf ball sized), or patties, or wrap along long metal skewers.

To cook either fry or grill - the meat will take between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the size of the portion being cooked. 

Serve with rice, or pasta, in toasted pitta's or tortilla wraps with salad.

Serves 4-6