Pork and Mint Keftas

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
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Cook time: 15 minutes
Pork and Mint Keftas


500 g 1.1 lb Olymel ground pork
2 2 shallots, finely chopped
2 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
80 ml 1/3 cup chopped mint leaves
15 ml 1 tbsp bread crumbs
5 ml 1 tsp cumin
5 ml 1 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
4 4 large pita breads
60 ml 1/4 cup mint leaves
1 1 tomato, sliced
0.25 1/4 small red onion, sliced
125 ml 1/2 cup plain yogurt
15 ml 1 tbsp harissa or other hot sauce
1 1 Juice and zest of lime
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Yogurt sauce

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and refrigerate. Season.


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Form elongated patties and insert a bamboo skewer previously soaked in water into each. Flatten meat slightly with your hands.
  2. On a pan or on the BBQ, cook keftas over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until meat is well done.
  3. Serve keftas on toasted pita bread with mint leaves, tomato slices, onion slices and yogurt sauce.
  4. If you prefer you can replace yogurt sauce with tzatziki sauce.

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