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Easy Kofta Kebab Recipe

Prep: 20 min
Cook: 10 min
Total: 30 min



  • 1lb 90% lean beef (or turkey)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons oregano (or dried herb of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

Garlicky Tahini Sauce

  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


  • 4 (whole wheat) small pitas
  • 4 servings tomato herb salad, shirazi, or tomato slices
  • 1 small cucumber, slices
  • 4 servings garlic tahini sauce


Step 1

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the koftas, being careful not to over mix using your hands.  Cover and allow the meat to marinate for 20 minutes to bring to room temperature.  Alternatively, you can make this ahead of time and season the night prior.

Step 2

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.n. Continue to add tablespoons of water until you reach your desired level of consistency.

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Step 3

Fire up the grill and bring the temperature between 400F / 204C and 450F / 232C.

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Step 4

Evenly divide the meat mixture into 4 round balls.  Use a skewer to pierce the heat and form an oblong shape, kinda like a football, around the skewer about 3-4 inches long.

Easy Kofta Kebab Recipe

Step 5

Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 10 – 12 minutes, or until you reach your desired doneness.

Easy Kofta Kebab Recipe

Step 6

Enjoy with pita, cucumbers, tomatoes (or tomato herb salad or shirazi), and garlicky tahini.

Easy Kofta Kebab Recipe

If you’re making this for meal prep, then keep the pita separate.

Easy Kofta Kebab Recipe