Barbechoo's Beef Koftas with Homemade Flatbreads
BBQ Brave is all about being bold and taking your fire cooking to new levels, and this really made me sit down and think about how my own BBQ has progressed over the years. I started with the usual burgers, steaks and kebabs and then when the BBQ bug bit I dived into the world of low and slow.
But before long, my cooking started to turn in a different direction. I started making less complicated food and instead I focused on trying different flavours. Suddenly, BBQ became a great way to learn new flavour combinations and styles of cooking. So I guess my one BBQ tip would be – don’t chase after the large cuts, smoked low and slow for hours. Instead, try taking the ingredients you are familiar cooking with and try out different dishes to cook with them.
This recipe has most of the basic ingredients of a good burger but we are mixing things up and doing something completely different with them. In fact, if you have some burgers in the fridge, you can easily swap them out for the mince in this recipe. This is my kind of food and over the years of cooking, it has brought me great joy. Let’s get started!
Keep an eye on your kofta and check the temperature regularly with your Thermapen. You are aiming for an internal temperature of 72⁰C which will keep the kofta nice and moist inside and perfectly safe to eat.
For the beef kofta
For the minted yoghurt
For the tomato & red pepper relish
For the flatbreads
OK, I know what you’re thinking – that sounds like a lot of ingredients but this dish really couldn’t be easier to make so stick with me. First of all, the minted yoghurt is best when prepared ahead of the cook as it is much better when it has had a few hours in the fridge to develop the flavours.
When your BBQ is up to temperature...
I really enjoyed this cook and it is often the simple recipes that turn out the best. I hope this has encouraged you to take some of the ingredients you cook with every day and by tweaking them and adding a few extra simple ingredients you can take your BBQ to new levels this year!