Kofta Kebab Meal Prep
Here at MPOF, we’re human too (contrary to what meal prep legend might have you believe 👽😉), and so naturally we are no different than our ancestors in our love for meatballs. It is truly this intergenerational love that brings you today’s kofta kebab meal prep recipe—And gosh darn, is it ever mouth-wateringly tasty! This dish combines the two iconic Middle Eastern culinary traditions of kofta and kebabs too, for double the meal prep points (if those weren’t a thing before, maybe they are now)!
What is Kofta, you ask?
Well, meal prep fam, Oxford Dictionary defines it as, “a savory ball made with minced meat, paneer, or vegetables”. In general, though, kofta specifically is a traditional food most commonly made from an amalgam of beef and lamb and is an ethnic food of Caucasian and Middle Eastern origin. Basically, kofta is a kind of meatball! And the tradition of adding heat to meat? Well, that transcends human history in a completely ubiquitous way, friends. Meatballs have been a beloved staple food for many hundreds of thousands of years, and they transcend any and every cultural boundary!
This kebab meal prep recipe also delivers in the way of nutritional value! Containing 21g of protein, 1g of fiber, and 27.5g of fat per single serving, our keto readers will find that this kebab meal prep is nothing to shake a stick at (or meat on a stick, for that matter 🍢😉)! We love the fact that it’s paleo and Whole30-compliant too, so our readers on these diet plans won’t get the short end of the stick, should they decide to make these kebabs for their weekly prepped meals.
Kofta Kebab Meal Prep Ingredients:
- ½ cup chopped yellow onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 1 Tablespoon fresh mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground paprika
- 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil, or vegetable oil
- 1 pound ground beef chuck (80% lean meat, 20% fat)*
More Middle Eastern Meal Preps…
By the way, if you want a more traditional flavor for your fare, you can absolutely incorporate ground lamb with the beef, and you’ll still get all the nutritional benefit!! And since we know how great these Middle Eastern-inspired meals are, if you want more, check out this Easy Falafel Meal Prep or these Pesto Beef Kabobs, which are just as keto, paleo, and Whole30-compliant as the kofta kebabs we’ve just broken down in this article! Happy meal prepping, beloved MPOF readers!