1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1/2 cup minced onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon dried mint leaves
Serve koftas on warmed pita bread with rice, hummus and prepared tzatziki sauce as desired
Combine ground beef, onion, oil, salt, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, allspice and mint leaves in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape quarter of beef mixture around 8-inch bamboo skewers leaving approximately 1 to 2 inches at bottom of skewer. Make small indentations in beef mixture with fingers approximately 1 inch apart along the kofta. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and 3 skewers.
Refrigerate beef at least 10 minutes.
Place koftas in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 12 to 14 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into thickest part of koftas registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
Nutrition information per serving: 216 calories; 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 84 mg cholesterol; 264 mg sodium; 2 g carbohydrate; 0.6 g fiber; 26 g protein; 6.2 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.8 mcg vitamin B12; 3.0 mg iron; 21 mcg selenium; 6.4 mg zinc; 71.25 mg choline.