Kofta Kebab Meal Prep
These kofta kebabs are made with ground beef and seasoned with an assortment of spices. It is best served alongside tzatziki or hummus.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8 skewers
- 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbs Fresh cilantro
- 1 tbs fresh mint
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground paprika
- 2 tsp grapeseed oil or oil of choice
- 1 pound ground beef we used 80/20
If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, pulse together onion,
garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, mint, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, paprika, and oil.
Scrape down bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing. Add about 2 tablespoons of
ground beef. Process until spice mixture resembles a thick paste.
Transfer spice mixture to a large bowl with remaining ground beef. Use your hands
combine ingredients together.
Divide spice-meat mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into an oblong.
Gently flatten with your palm and mold around a wooden skewer. Finish by lightly pressing
it flat. Arrange on a baking tray. Repeat with remaining portions. Let chill in the fridge for
20 minutes or 10 minutes in the freezer while you preheat the grill for medium-high heat.
Lightly brush oil over grill grates. Alternatively, use a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
Cook kofta kebabs for 4-5 minutes on each side until browned.
Serve warm with pita bread (or flatbread), bulgar, hummus, and/or tzatziki sauce (optional)
NOTE: Ground lamb or a mixture of ground lamb and ground beef can be used.
Nutrition for 1 out of 4 servings (1 serving = 2 skewers)
21g Protein | 4.5g Carbs | 27.5g Fat | 1g Fiber | 340 Calories