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Lebanese kafta kabob skewers


  • Author: Mariam
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Lebanese kafta is a versatile spiced minced meat eaten typically as skewered kabobs, but can also be baked or pan-roasted.


Units Scale
  • 2.2 lbs (1 kg) minced meat (beef or lamb)
  • 2 medium-sized onions chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon seven spice
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (or butter)


  1. Wash the parsley. Remove the stems. Chop the parsley finely. Mince the garlic. Finely chop the onion.
  2. Place the minced meat in a deep mixing bowl (make sure it's large enough to mix in all the other ingredients). Add in the chopped parsley, minced garlic, finely chopped onion, and all of the spices.
  3. Mix them in really well, dip your hand in a bit of water to help the mixture come together.
  4. Take a handful of the meat mixture and start shaping it on a wooden skewer. Dip your hand in some water before shaping meat on each skewer. Repeat until all of the kafta meat is skewered.
  5. Place the kabobs in a hot grill pan greased with ghee or butter.
  6. Cook for a few minutes on each side until your meat reaches the desired wellness.


  1. Serve hot. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 4 skewers
  • Calories: 416 calories
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 878 mg
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 17 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 110 mg

Keywords: kafta, beef kafta, kafta skewers

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