Cheese Stuffed Kofta

Cheese Stuffed Kofta



1 egg
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 shallot
small, minced
4 cloves garlic
minced, paste
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp thyme
to taste
to taste
4 oz cheese
soft, white
4 oz cheese
shredded, yellow
Toasted, optoinal
Hearty, optoinal


Step 1
In a sauté pan over medium low heat, melt butter.
Step 2
Add shallot and cook until they begin to soften.
Step 3
Add garlic and a pinch of salt. Stir frequently, cook until fragrant.
Step 4
Remove from the heat and add herbs, 1/4 tsp each of black pepper and salt.
Step 5
Allow mixture to cool to room temperature
Step 6
In a large bowl, whisk your egg. While whisking add your cooled shallot/ herb mixture, including all the butter from the pan.
Step 7
Add ground beef and thoroughly combine with egg mixture. *Use a thick wood spoon or your hands for best result*
Step 8
Sift in the flour and continue mixing.
Step 9
Mix/ kneed your mixture for 4-6 minutes.
Step 10
Place your meat onto a lined sheet pan.
Step 11
Cover with parchment or cling wrap and roll out to a 1/8th to 3/16th thick sheet.
Step 12
Leave covered and refrigerate 2-3 hours.
Step 13
After chilling, remove top cover. Place cheese on one half of your meat.
Step 14
Fold empty side over the top and pinch closed.
Step 15
Over medium/ high direct heat, cook one side of your patty. 3-5 minutes for the one lb patty.
Step 16
Carefully flip and finish cooking indirectly (325-350 degrees) for 20- 25 minutes.
Step 17
Allow to rest 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
Step 18
Great with toasted bread or hearty crackers.


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