"A delicious aromatic recipe for Middle Eastern koftas with a tangy pomegranate glaze."
-- @grourmetquickies


Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 2


  • 1 medium yellow onion very finely chopped, medium yellow onion very finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped),
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped mint,
  • 1/ 2 pound ground veal or beef,
  • 1/ 2 pound ground lamb,
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon ground allspice,
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper,
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon nutmeg,
  • 3 tablespoon pomegranate molasses,
  • Salt and pepper,


  • Step 1

    Chop the onion untill it is mushy. I don't use bread or an egg as a binder for the koftas so if the onion is too coarse, the ground meat may break up. ( if you have an onion chopper or small food blender that would help)

  • Step 2

    In a medium sized bowl, mix the chopped onions, garlic and ground meats until they are evenly distributed.

  • Step 3

    Add the spices and mix thoroughly.

  • Step 4

    With damp hands, divide the meat into 10 equal pieces and roll into long patties about 3 inch long and an inch thick ( they will shrink) .

  • Step 5

    n a slightly oiled non stick pan or skillet cook patties on a medium heat for 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    During the last couple of minutes, brush patties with pomegranate syrup and continue cooking and turnining occasionally till glazed and rich brown in color.