Kefta with Blistered Tomatoes and Whipped Feta

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Recipe video made by Ryan Published on 11/12/2019, viewed by 277
yield4 portionstotal time30m

Break out of the ordinary. These Middle Eastern minced meat patties pair well with sweet blistered tomatoes and a rich and creamy feta purée.

What you will need

FETA DIP

2 cloves garlic

8 oz feta

1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 tsp Salt

KEFTA

1 White Onion

1 lb. Ground Beef

1 tsp Cumin

2 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Salt

12 oz. Hearts of Romaine

4 oz. Cherry Tomatoes

(Nutritional facts 145 calories, 9.45 g fat, 3.19 g carbohydrates, 11.88 g protein, 42 mg cholesterol, 539 mg sodium)

How to cook

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Gather ingredients.

WHIPPED FETA

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Peel the garlic cloves and place them in a blender or a small food processor.

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Add the olive oil.

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Add a pinch of salt.

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the sides with a spatula.

Pulse to chop the garlic, stopping several times to scrape the garlic from the sides with a spatula.

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Add the greek yogurt.

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Add the feta. Chop until the sauce is smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides if necessary.

KEFTA

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Peel and grate the onion. A standard box grater on the cheese shredder setting should work great.

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Place the ground beef in a large mixing bowl.

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Add the grated onion to the ground beef.

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Add the cumin.

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Add the paprika.

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Add the salt.

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Mix the beef gently, just enough to combine throughly.

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Divide the meat into 6 equal portions.

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Roll the portions into sausage-shaped logs.

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Warm some oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

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rtions to the hot oil. Cook until well-browned on one side.

When the oil begins to smoke, it's hot enough to cook the kefta. Add the portions to the hot oil. Cook until well-browned on one side.

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 the opposite side.

When the sausage is browned and crusty on the bottom, roll it over to brown the opposite side.

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Before the oil cools, add the cherry tomatoes. Watch out, they will spatter.

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Clean the romaine and slice off the core end to separate all of the leaves.

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To put a plate together, add a little bit of the whipped feta to a plate.

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 kofta and a scattering of cherry tomatoes.

Stack some romaine leaves next to the feta spread. Add one or two pieces of kofta and a scattering of cherry tomatoes.

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