Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

These aren’t your usual kebabs!  My Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce are bursting with flavor and protein.

Course Entree
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4 (12 kebabs)
Calories 219 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician



  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons grated or minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil, for brushing the grill
  • Flat bread, for serving (optional)

Tzatziki sauce:

  • 1 cup plain nonfat or reduced fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup grated cucumber, squeezed dry
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint or dill (or ¼ teaspoon dried)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
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  1. Mix the beef, onion, garlic, parsley, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
  2. Divide the mixture into 12 roughly even balls. Mold each ball around the pointed end of a skewer, making an oval kebab that comes to a point just covering the tip of the skewer. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 15 minutes before threading them.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat or prepare a grill. Brush the pan lightly with olive oil. Grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, until brown all over and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with tzatziki sauce and flat bread.
  4. To make the tzatziki sauce, mix all of ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.6g13%
Saturated Fat 3.1g19%
Sodium 676mg29%
Carbohydrates 5.1g2%
Fiber 0.8g3%
Protein 29.7g59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.