Mexican pork koftas

Mexican pork koftas

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 32
Transform minced pork into a make-ahead, freezable party canapé or buffet bite - serve with creamy guacamole for dipping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per kofta

  • kcal46
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 500g minced pork
  • 50g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • ¼ - ½ tsp hot chilli powder, to taste
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • finely grated zest 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • sunflower oil, for greasing
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

For the guacamole

  • 2 ripe but firm avocados



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • small pack coriander, chopped


  1. Put the pork, breadcrumbs, chilli powder, salt, lime zest, spring onions, turmeric, cumin and ground and chopped coriander in a food processor and season well with ground black pepper. Blitz until the mixture is evenly combined and forms a very thick paste. Form the mince into 32 small ovals and place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Can be covered with cling film at this stage and kept in the fridge for up to 8 hrs before baking.

  2. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Bake the koftas for 10 mins or until lightly browned and cooked through. To make the guacamole, cut the avocados in half and remove the stones. Scoop the flesh into a bowl and add the garlic, chilli, lime juice and coriander. Mash well with a fork and season, then serve with the hot koftas.

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8th Jan, 2015
I made these for my Cocktails and Canapés party at Christmas. They were very easy to make, tasted good, froze really well and I cooked them from frozen on the night of the party. They were very popular, would make again.
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