Middle Eastern Beef Kafta

(mydeliciousmeals.com)
Middle Eastern Beef Kafta
Bursting with rich flavors and aromatic spices, these Kafta (aka Kofta) Kabobs make an easy and delicious dinner. Each succulent bite offers a perfect blend of ground beef, grated onions, parsley, and a symphony of spices, including cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and ground cloves. The combination of these Middle Eastern flavors creates an enticing aroma that will have everyone eagerly anticipating the meal. My entire family loves these kabobs, so they are on our regular rotation all year long.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion (large, grated)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I used a heaping teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • avocado oil (to brush the pan, if cooking on a stovetop)
Yield:
servings
Prep time:
9 minutes
Cook time:
16 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 5 servings | Prep time: 9 minutes | Cook time: 16 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes

Instructions

1. In a bowl, combine grated onion, chopped parsley, salt, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne pepper and ground cloves.

2. Add ground beef and mix well using your hands (you can use disposable food grade gloves).

3. Shape the beef mixture into 10 logs (you can make fewer but longer logs if you prefer, they shrink when cooked).

4. These kebabs can be cooked in a skillet, on a grill or in the oven. I cooked mine in a cast iron grill skillet to get the nice grilling marks (for 3-4 minutes per side),


then finished in the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven (10 min at 380F (190C)).

5. If using an outdoor grill, cook for 5-7 minutes per side (this method gives the best flavor). If using oven only, bake at 380F (190С) for about 15-17 minutes, the internal temperature of the beef should reach 165F (74C).
6. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or cauliflower rice complemented by a simple salad; or serve on pita with hummus (the traditional way).

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Ground Beef

Ground Beef
Onion

Onion
Fresh Parsley

Fresh Parsley
Cumin

Cumin
Coriander

Coriander
Paprika

Paprika
Cinnamon

Cinnamon
Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper
Ground Cloves

Ground Cloves
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Cast Iron Grill Pan

Cast Iron Grill Pan
Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Oven

Cuisinart AirFryer Toaster Oven

Note: This post may contain affiliate links for products I like. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I'll earn some coffee money at no cost to you, which I promise to drink while creating more helpful recipes like this ;) Thank you for supporting My Delicious Meals!

About Alena

Welcome to my website!

I’m Alena, the blogger at MyDeliciousMeals since 2010. My goal with MyDeliciousMeals is for you to discover the joy of cooking and to find lots of new favorite recipes that your family will enjoy. I’m so happy you stopped by!

Comments

Add Comment

Trending Recipes

Beef Chebureki (Deep Fried Beef Dumplings)
Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Oven
Easy Homemade Mango Salsa
Tuna Steaks with Lemon-Parsley Butter
Easy Chicken Breast Recipe with Sage and Thyme
Healthy Blueberry Pecan Muffins

Instagram

Top