Grass Fed Beef Koftas with Tabouli and Minted Yoghurt

Grass Fed Beef Koftas with Tabouli and Minted Yoghurt

Here are some lovely grass fed beef koftas filled with spices and herbs , served with a fresh tabouli and minted yoghurt.  Great for summer time eating.  I have made them as sausage shapes on skewers but you could also shape them into meatballs and cook them in a skillet. This is likely a better option if you don’t have a BBQ plate, as the skewers can be hard to fit into a pan to cook.

Beef Koftas

  • 1 pack Conscious Farmer mince (750g)
  • 1/3 cup grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 6 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Generous pinch salt & good grind black pepper


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in some water to prevent splinters. Shape the beef mixture onto skewers as seen in image above.  Makes around 12 koftas.

Heat a barbecue plate to a medium heat.  Oil the plate and place the skewers on the plate to cook.  Rotate to cook all sides, while leaving slightly pink in the middle. You may like to use tongs around the beef to move the koftas so that the skewer doesn’t break out of the mince.  Once cooked, the mince will be firmer and you will be able to move the koftas via the skewer.

Serve with the tabouli and minted yoghurt – see below.



Tabouli is traditionally made with burghul (wheat based), but I use quinoa as I have it on hand, which is great for gluten free eaters too.  Those not gluten free could also try couscous.

  • 1/4 cup quinoa – cooked as per instructions
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.


Minted Yoghurt

  • 1 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped mint

Combine all ingredients.


Serve the koftas alongside the tabouli and with a generous dollop of minted yoghurt.

Regardless of the hamper you order from us, they all contain grass fed beef mince, so no excuses not to try this recipe!  Our hampers options can be seen and ordered here.

Enjoy and eat well, Kirrily.