Grilled Turkish beef meatballs are served with traditional cucumber yogurt and onion salad accompaniments.
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Grilled ground beef kebabs are served with traditional cucumber yogurt and onion salad accompaniments.
I don't know why shish kebabs became the dominant form of grilled-meat-on-a-stick imported from the Middle East to the U.S. when kofte kebabs are, in my humble opinion, so much better. Kofte kebabs have seasoning built right into them, packing more flavor in less time. It comes off looking and sounding very impressive, but is really no more difficult to make than a hamburger.
I don't cook enough meatballs. Sure, about once a year I'm struck with a nostalgic craving for the spaghetti and tomato sauce kind (one of the first proper things I learned to cook, which impressed my now-fiance to stick around...