Kofta Kebab

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle East
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 35 kofta
Calories: 125.3kcal
Author: Amira
The is the Arabic version of grilled meatballs, tender and juicy.
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  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 lbs ground lamb
  • 1-2 medium onion finely grated.
  • 2 teaspoons salt. or to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • 1 Tablespoon baharat.
  • 1 hotdog bun.


  • 1 Tablespoon flour


  • Soak the bun in water until soft.
  • Mix all other ingredients together.
  • Squeeze water out of the bun and add to the meat mixture.
  • Mix everything until well incorporated.
  • If you are making meatballs, roll into little balls or else wrap the meat around skewers.*
  • Cover the kofta with aluminum foil and cook in a 350F oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the kofta are in the oven, fire up your grill on high and grease the racks well.
  • Place the kofta fingers on the grill for 5 minutes or less to take the grilling marks and be browned.
  • Enjoy with your choice of side dishes and dips like toomeya, taktouka and tahini sauce.


* Personally I use a wooden spoon and wrap a handful of the meat mixture around and shape it into fingers.


Calories: 125.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 9.8g | Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 34.9mg | Sodium: 170.9mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 7mg

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