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Moroccan Kefta Kebab

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65Minutes
310Calories
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Ingredients

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4 SERVINGS
  • 1 pound ground beef (or lamb, or a combination of the two)
  • 3 ounces beef (or lamb fat, optional)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped very fine or grated)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves (chopped, excellent with lamb, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    310Calories
    Sodium28% DV680mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs1% DV4g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories310Calories from Fat190
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat1.5g
    Cholesterol90mg30%
    Sodium680mg28%
    Potassium510mg15%
    Protein26g51%
    Calories from Fat190
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Sugars1g2%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%
    Calcium6%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(36)

    sylvia k. 10 months ago
    I did these without the skewer and in a cast iron skillet. So good!
    Johnson a year ago
    My sons made a cucumber, tomato, feta salad to go with it and it was the perfect summer meal. I doubled the recipe (because 2 teenage sons) and grilled them outside for 4 min each side. This was delicious!
    Amy Emanuel a year ago
    Really good would make again
    Lester Wheeler a year ago
    Wonderful we added roasted garlic and turmeric
    Omiata 2 years ago
    Made it 3 times. First time used beef and it was a big mistake. Second time I used lamb. Exellent! Third time I made for a family gathering. Used 3 lbs lamb and 1 lb beef (because the store was out of lamb) and it turned out pretty good. I cook them over wood kamodo so that may make a difference. The seasoning and flavors are spot on but I am not sure why this recipe has beef as the first option. DON'T USE BEEF as the main protein.
    Kay 2 years ago
    I used onion/garlic powder, which made them easier to mix evenly. Next time I would lessen the amount of parsley, cilantro, or both. Good and flavorful but not astounding.
    Brian Haertsch 2 years ago
    The only thing nice about this recipe was that it was simple to make and cleanup, otherwise it tasted awful. The pictures are not accurate. When you actually make it, it will look like it doesn’t have enough meat. There is way too much cilantro, parsley and onion. You will only taste those ingredients. I even only used half of the onion and it was still excessive. It also needs more of the spices with the exception of cinnamon which I managed to taste. You will also need an egg to even get it to stick at all. Even after cooking it still falls apart.
    Jo 2 years ago
    Great ... meat was moist and quite tasty
    Matt Bartlett 2 years ago
    dry and not seasoned well enough
    Justin DeNegri 2 years ago
    Not good at all. Kids would not touch them and the meat was like mush.
    Chapman 2 years ago
    My whole family loved this!
    Lester Wheeler 2 years ago
    Turned out very good. Be sure to cut the onions really small
    Tracey 2 years ago
    Beautiful...Tasted really yummy. I used half lamd and half beef.
    McDermott 2 years ago
    So yummy! This was easy and a keeper I used half lamb and half beef, I also made a mistake and put a 1/2 tsp of cumin in also .
    Elizabeth Salih 3 years ago
    it was good, my husbands favoriate
    Kunzer 3 years ago
    Turned out good but dry. Add an egg to help it hold together better
    Sheryl Jones 3 years ago
    Was easy to make and tasted good but next time I’ll leave out the cinnamon
    Michelle Brock 3 years ago
    Very tasty- little dry but great with yogurt sauce or hummus
    Sam Byer 3 years ago
    Really good flavor, and not to hard to make!
    Jill W. 3 years ago
    Flavor was perfect, I just had problems keeping the meat on the stick. Once heated it broke apart. I might need to make them smaller and add an egg next time.
    Katie Vogt 3 years ago
    Added an egg to help keep meat mixture together. It's still cooking, but smells great!
    Filkins 3 years ago
    A little heavy on the cumin but otherwise awesome. Next time I would skip the skewers and add a spicy peanut sauce or citrus and mint on top.
    Candice McGee 3 years ago
    Delicious, quite spicy but super tasty with some homemade tsatsiki and salad! A winner.
    Eric R. 3 years ago
    Very tasty alto I would have tuned down the cumin a bit. Thought it over powered a bit. Will do this again as it’s easy and tasty.
    Chris 3 years ago
    Family really liked it.
    Jasmine 3 years ago
    amazing!! the heat in the kefta is just right.
    Tim 3 years ago
    Amazing would make again
    Kerstin Zell 3 years ago
    This is an easy recipe with great flavors. I doubled up to feed the family and instead of grilling it, cooked/fried them in a pan as flattened meatballs (like a German Frikadelle). I did not have parsley, but the flavor was still very good. We love Mediterranean food and eat it frequently. This will become a go-to for my family. Delicious with regular sides, such as rice and veggies, but also on a low carb wrap/bread.
    Lorie Powell 4 years ago
    Outstanding. So flavorful!
    Emma Rodgers 4 years ago
    The Moroccan Kefta recipe was delicious and was quite flavorful! While I was able to use fresh mint, I did need to substitute dried cilantro and dried parsley, instead of fresh. Also, I followed another user's suggestion to add an egg (1 egg beaten + 1 Tbsp Water) as a binder, which did help with forming the kebab. Letting the ground lamb meat, grated onion (I used a small peeled white onion), and spices marinate for 1 Hour as per recipe seemed to really bring out the flavors. Broiling on High, ~5 minutes per each side, cooked perfectly. Do definitely watch and check it closely, however, as mine may have ended up a touch over-broiled. Would definitely cook again.

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