Get grilling with our Beef Kofta Recipe! Loaded with fresh parsley, onion, garlic, and cumin. This Mediterranean ground beef kabob recipe is a hit every time!
How to make a Kofta Kebab
You can shape your Beef Kofta Recipe like ours and leave as is, or you can insert a skewer/kebab stick into them. We have always made them without the stick since we would stuff them right into a pita to eat. Less waste this way, unless you use metal kebab skewers.
I just love making food that I grew up on – especially for my family! The way we would enjoy this was with a homemade pita, hummus, Mediterranean rice and Israeli Salad. You could our beef kofta with a simple shopska salad.
The smell of this dish cooking is just delightful, and you’ll be anxiously waiting to bite for the entire time it’s cooking. Once they’re done you can dig right in and enjoy as you’d like.
What Goes into a Kofta Kebab Recipe
You can use beef or lamb, or even a combination of both. Most Kofta Kebab recipes have tons of ingredients. However, my family kofta kebab recipe has just a few ingredients. It’s simple and flavorful. The main ingredients are
What is Kofta
Homemade Beef Kofta Recipe
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Beef Kofta Recipe
- 1 Medium Onion
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Cup of Fresh Parsley
- 2 Lbs Ground Beef can use lamb or even a combination of both
- 2 Teaspoons Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
- In a small food processor chop up the onion, garlic, and parsley.
- Place the ground beef into a large bowl and top with the rest of the ingredients.
- Mix the beef mixture until combined.
- Shape the mixture into beef kofta kebab shapes and grill as is or place on a skewer then grill.
- Grill or pan fry until cooked thoroughly, about 4-6 minutes per side depending on the size and thickness. We cook until well done, 160 to 165 degrees F.
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Wow this was very flavorful and my family couldn’t get enough. I will have to make again and again and again!
Thank you for the recipe! It was super delicious. Made mine on a George Foreman grill and shaped them like sausages and they cooked up quickly. Great recipe to satisfy a craving for Mediterranean cuisine.
So glad you enjoyed! Great tip using the foreman grill too! 🙂
Made tonight as pita sandwiches with hummus and veggies. Kiddos love it. Thanks!
So glad you guys enjoyed it!! 😀
Thank you for sharing your family recipe! I had some leftover fresh parsley from another meal and found this recipe after an internet search for “beef and parley.”
I pan fired it and served with rice cooked w/ carrots and salad. Dressed the rice with salt and butter.. Delicious.
This recipe is super easy and flavorful- the use of the small food processor made all the difference in achieving a fine chop to meld into the meat.
Wow! What a great way to find this recipe! We are so happy you enjoyed 🙂
You have fabulous recipes here. My entire family loves your Israeli Salad and now I’m making your Beef Kofta recipe as well. Can’t get enough and so easy. Great flavor all round for both.
Aw, we’re so glad you are enjoying both recipes!! 😀