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Grilled Mushroom & Beef Kofta |

Grilled Mushroom Beef Kofta

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD


Quick grilled meatballs with a killer sauce and the added nutrition of mushrooms – which also lowers the fat.


  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup Greek-style plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Melt butter in a large saute pan, add mushrooms and saute about 6 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Cool thoroughly (for a shortcut, cool in the freezer for a few minutes.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine mint, cumin, salt, pepper, beef and cooled mushrooms. Use your hands to mix gently; shape into 12 oblong patties and thread 3 onto metal skewers. (Optional: Don’t use skewers.)
  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 3 skewers to pan; cook 10 minutes or until done, turning occasionally to brown on all sides.
  4. 4. While kofta cooks, prepare sauce. Combine 1/2 cup yogurt and remaining ingredients. Serve sauce with kofta.


  • Serving Size: 6 servings - 3 patties each