5 from 1 vote
Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs
Beef Kofta Kebabs
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Mediterranean style beef sausages that are great on the grill
Author: Tony Bailey
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Yellow Onion roughly chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Parsley Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin prefer seeds that are toasted and ground
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander prefer seeds that are toasted and ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Sumac optional
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Sambal Oelek or any ground chili paste
  • 1.5 Pounds Ground Beef 80/85% lean is best
  1. In a food processor, pulse the garlic until finely chopped
  2. Add the parsley and mint, pulse until chopped and mixed with the garlic
  3. Add the cumin, coriander, cinnamon, sumac, salt, pepper and sambal oelek
  4. Add the yellow onion pulses and briefly pulse to chop. Be careful no to liquify the onion.
  5. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and mix in the ground beef
  6. Optional: Cover and place in the refirgerator for at least 30 minutes for spices to blend in
  7. Line a half sheet pan with foil for making the kebabs
  8. Take a small amount of the beef mixture and press it into the shape of a golf ball
  9. Gently roll out the golf ball into a sausage about the diameter of a quarter and place it on the sheet pan
  10. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes for the sausages to set
  11. Ideally cook them over charcoal or a wood grill for at least 10 minutes, until the sausages are fully cooked