Kafta-Beef or Lamb Kabobs




  • 8 oz. freshly ground beef chuck or lamb shoulder
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. Aleppo pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ¾ tsp. dried mint
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ medium yellow onion, grated, drained in a strainer
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Grilled Onions

  • 1 Large Onion, sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • 12 tbsp. butter
  • Salt & Pepper



  1. Build a hot fire in charcoal or gas grill.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together beef or lamb, parsley, tomatoes, Aleppo, allspice, mint, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, drained onions, salt, and pepper.
  3. Form 1 tbsp. beef mixture each around the end of 22 skewers; grill, turning, until lightly charred, about 4 minutes.

Grilled Onions

  1. On a grill pan saute the onions until lightly charred with oil, butter, salt & pepper.
  2. Serve with onions, grilled pita, potatoes, yogurt sauce and a salad.


Adapted From | Annia Ciezadlo

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