Beef Kofte with Greek Salad and Couscous

Jamie Oliver is the man – nope can’t do it in 15 min to save my life but 30 – 45 for a complete meal that tastes amazing – I’ll forgive you.

1 lb ground beef or lamb
1.5 tsp garam masala
Olive oil
1/4 c pistachios, ground
1 TBSP runny honey
1/4 c mint, minced
Chile pepper flake
3/4 c couscous
1 1/2 c boiling water
4 c crispy lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1/2 cucumber, sliced thin
1/2 c cherry tomatoes
1/4 c kalamata olives, chopped
4 TBSP yogurt
2 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 c feta crumbled
Flat bread or pita

In a bowl combine meat, salt, pepper and garam masala. Divide into 8 logs. In a large non stick pan, heat 1 TBDP olive oil over medium heat, cook logs for 10 – 12 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Toss the meat with with honey and nuts.

Combine water, couscous, mint, chile flakes in a bowl, set aside.

In a small bowl whisk yogurt and lemon juice. Toss with lettuce, onions, cucs, tomatoes, feta and olives.

To serve place 2 logs in warm bread, salad and couscous On the side.

Serves. 4.


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