Beef Kafta/Kofta | My Recipe Time

Beef Kafta Recipe

Beef Kafta/Kofta | My Recipe Time This is a Lebanese style Beef Kafta recipe that's made with ground beef, parsley, onions and a blend of Middle Eastern spices- perfect on the grill or stove.We call it Kafta in Lebanon and it’s also widely known as Kofta in other Middle Eastern countries. It’s basically a meatball using either beef, chicken or lamb, mixed with herbs, Middle Eastern spices and onions. All you really need is 4 ingredients: ground beef, onions, parsley and a spice blend similar to all spice.Traditionally it’s served on pita with hummus, or you can also serve it with a rice pilaf and a salad.

Prep:10 mins
Cook:40 mins
Total:50 mins
Yield:3 servings
Beef Kafta/Kofta


¼ cup chopped parsley
1 small yellow onion quartered
1 pound ground beef
2 teaspoons 7 spice
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon coriander
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper to taste


Step 1
Place the parsley in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped, remove and set aside.
Step 2
In the same food processor bowl used to chop the parsley, place the quartered onion and pulse until finely chopped. Drain the onions slightly to release excess moisture.
Step 3
Return the parsley back to the bowl of the food processor with the onions. Add the ground beef to the food processor in addition to all the spices. Run the food processor on pulse once or twice until ingredients are well combined and form a pasty meat mixture.
Step 4
Transfer the mixture from the food processor to a large bowl and form the Kafta into an oblong shape about 1 inch in thickness. You can form them on a wooden skewer or without. 
Step 5
Grease the grates of a gas grill or indoor grill pan, and preheat it to medium high heat. When heated through, transfer the kafta to the grill. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on your preferred level of doneness.
Step 6
Serve hot off the grill with your choice of side.

Nutritional Information

Beef Kafta 
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Calories: 616.1
% Daily Value *
Protein: 30.5g
61 %
Carbohydrates: 11.7g
4 %
Exchange Other Carbs: 1
Dietary Fiber: 6.1g
24 %
Sugars: 0.5g
Fat: 54.1g
83 %
Saturated Fat: 11.7g
59 %
Cholesterol: 67.9mg
23 %
Vitamin A Iu: 5.8IU
Niacin Equivalents: 10.1mg
78 %
Vitamin B6: 0.2mg
12 %
Vitamin C: 9.5mg
16 %
Folate: 9.8mcg
2 %
Calcium: 85.1mg
9 %
Iron: 3.6mg
20 %
Magnesium: 14.1mg
5 %
Potassium: 433.8mg
12 %
Sodium: 116mg
5 %
Thiamin: 0mg
3 %
Calories From Fat: 486.8
Percent Of Calories From Carbs: 7
Percent Of Calories From Fat: 74
Percent Of Calories From Protein: 18
Percent Of Calories From Sat Fat: 16
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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