It is a ball shaped ground beef dish. In a basic kofte recipe, ground beef is combined with bread crumbs, onion, garlic and spices. Then shaped in balls and cooked over grill, stove or in oven. You can serve these either on a plate with some pita on the side or in a sandwich
The best Turkish kofte has the following spices: salt, cumin, black pepper and dried thyme. In addition to these, some kofta recipes include a few more spices such as chili powder, red pepper flakes, Urfa Biber or Aleppo pepper. These are basic spices we use when making Turkish kofta.