Kafta (BBQ)

Kafta (BBQ)

World Cuisine Middle Eastern Lebanese

The yummiest preparation mixture for ground beef EVER! I have made this Lebanese Meat for all of my friends and family and have HAD to leave the recipe with everyone! Meat mixture can be used for everything... meatballs, meatloaf, BBQ skewers, BBQ'd hamburgers. FOR BEST, AUTHENTIC LEBANESE TASTE, DO NOT OMIT OR SUBSTITUTE INGREDIENTS (until you have made it this way ;P )

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 227
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 wooden or metal skewers


  • 1   Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. If using wooden skewers, soak in water.
  • 2   In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, parsley, cayenne, allspice, salt and pepper until evenly blended. Divide into 6 portions, and press around one end of the skewers to form a log shape approximately 1 inch thick and 6 inches long.
  • 3   Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 13.9g 21%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 459mg 18%
Potassium 327mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 2.3g  
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 22g 44%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 453IU  
Vitamin C 8mg  
Calcium 21mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 8mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 23mg  
Folate 18mcg