Kofta: Spiced Ground Beef Kebab Recipe

Kofta: Spiced Ground Beef Kebab Recipe

Recipe for kofta, a spiced ground beef kabob. Also known as kufta or kefta.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Finely chop the onion and parsley. Time-saving Tip: Use a food processor.
  2. Step 2

    Add the ground beef to a large bowl and stir in the onions and parsley.
  3. Step 3

    Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Form the beef mixture into small balls and place four or five balls onto a metal skewer.
  5. Step 5

    Shape the meat into a cigar shape on the skewer. Note: if you use wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes first to avoid them burning.
  6. Step 6

    Pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  7. Step 7

    Bake the skewers for 45 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Or if grilling, grill for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
  9. Step 9

    Serve over a bed of white rice. Serving Suggestions: Kofta is often served on flatbread (without skewers) or pita bread . It is also common to see it served on a hot dog bun.