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Lebanese Kafta recipe using ground beef, herbs and spices.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword BBQ, Child friendly, Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Zaatar and Zaytoun


  • 500 g ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • Handful of parsley approximately 1 cup when chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seven spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt good pinch


  1. Finely chop the onion and parsley either in a food processor or by hand
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef, spices, salt to the chopped parsley and onions
  3. Knead together well until evenly distributed. You can also do this using the food processor until you have a fine texture
  4. Shape into patties or around a grilling skewer. You may like to dip your hand occasionally into a small bowl of water to reduce sticking
  5. Grill on high heat either on the barbecue or skillet until slightly charred on the outside

Recipe Notes

You can also fry kafta in a skillet wth a little vegetable oil or bake it in the oven.