Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
2 HR
Yield
Serves : 6

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large bowl, soak the bread in the hot water until absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, parsley, egg, salt and pepper and knead until combined. Knead in the beef and lamb until combined.

Step 2    

Line a large baking sheet with plastic wrap. Using moistened hands, roll the meat mixture into 18 oval patties. Cover and refrigerate the patties for at least 1 hour.

Step 3    

Preheat a grill pan. Brush the köfte with olive oil and grill over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes. Serve immediately with warm pita bread or mashed potatoes.

Make Ahead

The uncooked köfte can be refrigerated overnight.

Suggested Pairing

Much like hamburgers, köfte pair well with a robust, fruity red. The lamb in these köfte suggests Syrah—its gamey notes go well with Syrah's pepperiness. California's Central Coast has become America's go-to region for this French Rhône grape variety.

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