Turkish 'kofte' Sandwich

"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.."
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  • 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.

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  1. FrenchBunny
    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.
  2. Derf2440
    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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