Lebanese Kafta Kebabs

Lebanese Kafta Kebabs - recipe

Lebanese style beef kebabs called Kafta are made with ground beef, seasoned with some Middle Eastern spices, made into an oblong shape and then grilled. They are super favourful, juicy and a perfect addition to your Eid menu.

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This Middle Eastern dish is made with a combination of parsley, yellow onions, sumac, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves along with some other spices and herbs. The kebabs are hearty, delicious and go with a variety of options. You can make a shawarma with them or serve alongside Lebanese rice. They go so well with Fattoush or a simple garlic sauce too.

Lebanese Kafta Kebabs



Lebanese Kafta Kebabs

Lebanese Kafta Kebabs
Yield: 18-20 kebabs
Author: Chili to Choc
Lebanese style Kafta kebabs made with ground beef, seasoned with Middle Eastern spices and then grilled.


  • 500g mince beef
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-2 green chilies, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp clove powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 egg, whisked


  1. Break the slice of bread in a small bowl and add 2-3 tbsp milk to it. Crush with a fork.
  2. Then add all the ingredients to the mince beef along with the bread.
  3. Grind everything in a food processor or chopper to combine well.
  4. Moisten your hands with water and make flat, oblong kebabs.
  5. On a grill pan or outdoor grill, cook these for around 8-10 mins in total. Flip sides in between.
  6. Remove on a plate and serve with garlic sauce or yogurt dressing.
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