"Kofta is a popular dish made from grilled ground beef that is served throughout the Middle-East. This is a wonderful and simple version I picked up in Egypt. A great accompaniment is saffron rice."


30 m servings 231 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 231 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, egg yolk, oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Pick up medium sized handfuls and press them onto skewers. Roll on a lightly oiled clean surface until the mixture looks like a large ground beef hot dog with about 1 1/2 inches at each end of the skewer. Place your fingers in the middle of the skewer and separate the meat log into two sausages with about 1 inch of skewer sticking out at each end.
  3. Prepare a grill for high heat, or if you only have a grill pan, like myself, heat it over medium-high heat.
  4. Place the sausages on the grilling surface, and cook for about 10 minutes, turning once or twice for even cooking. Serve immediately.
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  1. 19 Ratings


Traditionally Kofta is made with finely chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped fresh parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika to taste. My husband makes really good Kofta and that is what he normally ...

I reviewed all the reviews and then made some more changes, this was perfectly yummy! First off, I used 1/2 ground beef (80/20) and 1/2 ground lamb (85/15). You want to use meat with a bit more ...

I was not happy with the recipe at all it tasted like a meatloaf. So I took the advice of Sister Serena and it was absolutely awesome!! My husband is from Egypt and he said this way was just lik...

WOW! Super easy and super economical. Tastes just like a restaurant !!! I served with a greek salad and some basmati rice. YUM!

Tasted amazing! I only gave this recipe 4 stars because I took advise from serena and added the extra herbs and spices. will make again!

This gets 4 stars only after I changed it quite a bit. I didn't even try the recipe as printed because it looks so bland.I added 3 TB dry chili flakes. 2TB each minced ginger & garlic. 1 small ...

My dear, I have never been to the Middle East, but your kofta recipe certainly transported me there! A delicious blend of spices and flavors and a simple method of cooking. I did add some paprik...

My Husband is from Egypt & I am still learning how to cook traditional Egyption foods for him and our 3 years old son He loved this Kofta he said it was right on the money. Thanks

i really did love it so did my daughter and husband it was definitely a middle east dish i my self live in Egypt i just made a tahini sauce next to it and it was good to eat