Prep 35 mins
Cook 9 mins
Recipe Courtesy Food Network Magazine
Make and share this Beef Kefta With Melon Slaw recipe from Food.com.
- 1⁄2 cup lightly packed whole-wheat sourdough bread cubes
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts
- 2 medium red onions, 1 grated, 1 halved and thinly sliced
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried mint
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground chuck
- 1⁄2 firm ripe cantaloupe, cut into matchsticks
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
- Soak the bread in water for 10 minutes; squeeze dry and pulse in a food processor with the walnuts, grated onion, 1 teaspoon paprika, cinnamon, mint, cumin, cayenne, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add 1 tablespoon dill and the parsley; pulse until smooth.
- Knead the spiced paste and beef in a bowl. Form into 8 egg-shaped pieces, then flatten into 1/2-inch-thick oval patties. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, soak the sliced red onion in ice water; drain.
- Toss the cantaloupe, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, onion slices and the remaining 1 tablespoon dill and 1/2 teaspoon paprika in a bowl.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high. Brush the patties with olive oil. Grill about 5 minutes; flip and continue grilling until cooked through but still moist, 4 more minutes. Serve with the melon slaw.
- Per serving: Calories: 416; Fat 24g (Saturated Fat 8g); Cholesterol 104 mg; Carbohydrates 17g; Fiber 3g; Protein 33g.