Sunday, November 1, 2009

What is Kefta?

Kefta is a Middle Eastern Kebab. This is definitely Jason's favorite meal! It can be made with lamb or hamburger. It is very flavorful.

Kefta Kebabs:

1 pound hamburger and 2 pounds ground lamb- you can make this with just hamburger.(3 pounds meat total!)
1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley
1 table spoon red pepper flakes- less if you do not like your food spicy.
1 and 1/2 half tablespoons of cumin
3 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 small minced white onion
1 small clove of garlic grated on a micro plane.
salt and pepper

see this link for quinoa salad recipe!
Mix all spices and veg into the meat. Try not to over work the meat. It will come out with a dry texture. I shape this by hand. I usually grill these, but the weather has been bad. I shape them into links about the length of the pita bread. I slice one white onion and 1 green pepper and place it all on a foil lined sheet pan . I included a photo before I bake them at 400 degrees until browned and cooked throughout. I top this with the same Quinoa tahini salad as in the Sumac chicken recipe! I hope allot of people try this it is fabulous! Remember, you can ROCK THAT PLATE!

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