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Turkish Köfte with Quinoa

3 - 4
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr
20 min
40 min
These meat patties in lightly piquant tomato and green pepper sauce are packed with Omega 3 goodness and healthy whole grains.


Mineral water

1 fl oz

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Uncooked quinoa

½ cup(s)

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 cup(s)

Fresh cherry tomato(es)

2 cup(s)

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 large

Uncooked 95% lean ground beef

16 oz

Ground oregano

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch

Soy sauce

1 tbsp(s)

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), small, minced


1 tbsp(s), ground


2 tbsp(s), fresh, finely chopped

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)


  1. In a small pot bring 1 cup of water to a boil, add salt and quinoa . Cook until all liquid is absorbed- about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir and set aside to cool. Meanwhile dice green pepper, tomatoes and jalapeno (remove seeds avoiding contact with bare hands) and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine ground meat with quinoa, oregano, black pepper, soy sauce, garlic, flaxseeds and cilantro; lightly knead with your hands to combine. Divide into12 equal pieces, form each into an egg-shaped piece; place on a plate and flatten with your hands to form ½-inch thick patties.
  3. In a non stick fry pan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat and stir fry fry green pepper and jalapeño. Remove vegetables to a plate using a slotted spoon, leaving any oil behind in pan. Off heat, lightly spray pan with cooking spray and place patties in pan. Brown lightly on both sides turning once, (about 5 minutes total). Put sautéed vegetables and tomatoes in pan; cook, stirring until tomatoes are softened, about 5 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until meat is cooked through, about 20 minutes more. Yields 2 patties and about 1½ Tbsp of sauce per serving.


Leftover portions reheat well.