Persian Beef Koofteh with Yogurt Sauce

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Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint
1 onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups plain yogurt
2 tbsp chopped dill
1 tbsp chopped mint
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, to taste

Instructions

1.In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, cooked rice, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, chopped mint, grated onion, minced garlic, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper until well combined.
2.Using wet hands, shape the mixture into small oval-shaped balls.
3.Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs in batches until browned on all sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
4.In the same skillet, add the yogurt, chopped dill, chopped mint, lemon juice, and salt. Stir well and cook over low heat until heated through.
5.Return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer in the yogurt sauce for 10-15 minutes.
6.Serve the koofteh with yogurt sauce hot with rice or bread.

Koofteh is a popular Persian dish made with ground meat, rice, and herbs. This version uses beef and is served with a creamy yogurt sauce. It is a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for a special occasion or a family dinner. Enjoy!

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