The traditional Lebanese kafta grilled kebabs (also known as Kofta) using a blend of both beef and Lamb. Cooking kafta is easy but a delicious kafta recipe that’s authentic and traditional is a whole other matter. This recipe was handed down to my mum and now me. You can’t really have a Barbecue without including some kafta alongside some barbecued chicken wings, and garlic sauce known as Toum, and of course a tabouli salad. Oh and don’t forget the famous hummus because that’s a must with Kafta Lebanese Grilled Kebabs. This is such an easy recipe to make with loads of flavour!
Furthermore, the combination of spices and herbs in this kebab recipe creates a unique and irresistible taste. Not only that, but the tender and juicy texture of the meat will also leave you craving more. Additionally, preparing this dish is a fantastic opportunity to bond with family and friends, as everyone can gather around the grill and enjoy the tantalizing aroma. Lebanese kafta grilled kebabs recipe is a must-try for any barbecue enthusiast or anyone looking for a new and exciting culinary adventure.
In a food processor or small chopper place the basil leaves, mint leaves, parsley, onion, capsicum if using, and blend until mixture is somewhat finely chopped.
In a large bowl, combine the meat herb mixture, add in the spices, capsicum paste and mix well to combine. Using skewers or without, shape the kafta into oblong shapes about 2 cm in thickness. You can even make kafta patties for burgers the following day.
Slightly oil the grill or griddle pan, place the kafta on your preheated grill, and cook for 6-8 minutes per side. You want to cook them to medium. Remove from the grill and serve immediately (avoid turning the kafta over too soon as it will stick to the grill).