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Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce

The Foodie Physician
These aren’t your usual kebabs!  My Beef Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce are bursting with flavor and protein.
4.05 from 45 votes
Course Entree
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4 (12 kebabs)
Calories 219 kcal



  • 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


  • Mix the beef, onion, garlic, parsley, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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