Kafta (BBQ)

Kafta (BBQ)

Lebanese Cuisine 0

"The yummiest preparation mixture for ground beef EVER! I have made this Lebanese Meat for all of my friends and family and have HAD to leave the recipe with everyone! Meat mixture can be used for everything... meatballs, meatloaf, BBQ skewers, BBQ'd hamburgers. FOR BEST, AUTHENTIC LEBANESE TASTE, DO NOT OMIT OR SUBSTITUTE INGREDIENTS (until you have made it this way ;P )"


30 m servings 227 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 459 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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, turning occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.
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  1. 121 Ratings


This is my "secret recipe" for perfectly seasoned, perfectly juicy hamburgers. Everyone that tries them asks what's in them, but I never tell! They taste just as good made on the stove top wit...

This was soooo good!! Tastes just like the way my mom makes it. I doubled the allspice because I didnt think what the recipe called for was enough. I chopped the parsley and onion in the food pr...

Very flavorful and gourmet tasting with very little work. Ground whole allspice in the food processor then added onion and parsley, then burger. Second time, added a tiny bit extra finely chop...

very delicious and so easy to make instead of bbq'ing i made them into patties and used my grill pan

excellent recipe, even the kids liked it. We used ground beef and ground lamb (1/2 & 1/2) or just ground beef. great with pilaf. We made into patties, easier than skewers. yum!!!

Delicious! I have been making this recipe almost exactly for yrs. I used to work for a Lebanese family and was introduced to this at a BBQ they were having. The only difference is that they adde...

Very good

Really great served with Syrian Rice, Syrian Green Beans and Pita Bread. My childres (all 4 and under) loved it as well.

This was just great. They were hard to handle on metal skewers, so I slid them off and just grilled them on top of the grate. I cut back on the red pepper, but otherwise followed the recipe. Del...