Grilled Beef and Lamb Kofta with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

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I’m so, so excited to share this recipe today. It’s definitely my newest favorite recipe/obsession. Being a food blogger makes choosing an actual favorite recipe pretty much impossible, but I do find my favorites every now and then. And then I change things up and find all new ones. I found the inspiration for this recipe in a Cooking Light that I impulsively bought a few weeks back, and after watching a contestant on MasterChef make something similar, I added it to our weekly menu.

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Anyway, I’m usually really excited about all of my recipes, but these grilled beef and lamb kofta recipe turned out so much better than I even imagined it would. Lamb is a newer ingredient for me, but using in a recipe like this made it so much less intimidating. I especially like that you can’t really tell that there’s lamb in the patties. It just lends a slight sweetness to the recipe that you can’t really get from beef alone. However, you could totally make the recipe with just beef.

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The recipe itself is simply. You’re basically just making some fancied up burgers and topping them with a creamy, cool cucumber sauce. We made a quick and super easy cucumber salad to pair with it (recipe coming soon), and I picked up some naan bread to completely the meal. Then it was just a matter of grilling the patties – about 6 – 7 minutes per side – and voila, you have yourself a new favorite meal (bonus points for following it up with some creamy strawberry watermelon sorbet for dessert).

Grilled Beef & Lamb Kofta | Lamb Recipe | Grilling Recipe | simplywhisked.com

Grilled Beef & Lamb Kofta | Lamb Recipe | Grilling Recipe | simplywhisked.com

Grilled Beef & Lamb Kofta with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


For the patties:

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 23 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

For the cucumber sauce:

  • 2 cups dairy free sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt if not dairy free)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat grill for medium indirect heat (about 375˚ – 400˚F).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the ingredients for the patties. For into 4 burger-shaped patties, about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  4. Grill patties for 6 – 7 minutes per side – or until juices run clear.
  5. Remove the patties from grill and allow them to rest for about 2 minutes before serving. Top with cucumber sauce.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

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  • Reply
    Meriem @ Culinary Couture
    August 6, 2015 at 4:16 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE kofta! And cucumber sauce! You just gave me an idea for dinner tomorrow, thank you!

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    Kait @ Our Foodie Appetite
    August 7, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Oh wow, this reminds me of when we went to Greece and all the delicious cucumber sauces there. This sauce would definitely take me back. I’m going to be making this dish soon for when we have friends over. I think it’ll be a hit! Thanks! http://www.ourfoodieappetite.com/

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      Melissa Belanger
      August 7, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I hope you love it! You can totally double the recipe too, if you have a lot of people coming! I’d love to hear what you think!

  • Reply
    August 10, 2015 at 6:24 am

    This looks awesome and definitely reminds me of Mediterranean vacations! Paired with the cucumber sauce and naan it looks divine.

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    plasterer bristol
    August 9, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Never tried making these before, looks like a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.


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