Savory Kafta

Posted by Sarah Lloyd on


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef 
  • 1 medium onion, grated 
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 wooden or metal skewers


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. If using wooden skewers, soak in water.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, parsley, cayenne, allspice, salt and pepper until evenly blended. Divide into 6 portions, and press around one end of the skewers to form a log shape approximately 1 inch thick and 6 inches long.
  3. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally turning, until meat is no longer pink.

Serving with any of the following would be delicious: 

  • Hummus

  • Chopped salad with Feta cheese 

  • Middle Eastern spicy potatoes

  • Squash roasted in Middle Eastern spices

  • Couscous salad

  • Spinach and Feta Cheese Dip

  • Tzatziki

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