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Plate with grilled beef kofta rice and veggies.

Ground Beef Kofta Rice Bowls

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


This simple beef kofta recipe takes just 15 min to prep! Perfectly seasoned beef is grilled and served with yogurt sauce and fresh veg salad. 


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For Beef Kofta:

  • 1 lb. Laura’s Lean™ 96% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

For Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)

For Cucumber Salad:

  • 1 small cucumber, (2 cups diced)
  • 5 oz. cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 oz. fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper

For Serving:

  • pita bread
  • rice



  1. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, coriander, cumin, smoked paprika, and sea salt. Mix with hands just until combined. Form into 8 small oblong patties. Chill in refrigerator until ready to grill.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together Greek yogurt, tahini, grated garlic, and lemon juice. Chill in refrigerator until serving.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine diced cucumber, quartered tomatoes, mint together. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil and toss together. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Heat grill over medium-high heat. Place beef patties over direct heat and grill for 4-5 minutes. Flip over and grill for another 3-4 minutes, until meat is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve spiced beef patties over rice and top with yogurt sauce and the cucumber and tomato salad. Serve with pita bread.

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