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Lebanese Kafta


While in the rest of the Levantine world they would call the kofta, in Lebanon are known as kafta. In this case made from minced beef and loaded with the usual spice blend, Lebanese 7-Spice.


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Lebanese Kafta

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Levantine
Servings: 5 People


  • 1 kg Minced Beef , chuck with about 10% fat, double minced
  • 2 medium Tomatoes , seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large White Onion , finely chopped to very small dices
  • ½ cup fresh Parsley , leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Lebanese 7-Spice , press Here for the recipe
  • 3 tbsp EVOO , Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt


  • Place a medium size frying pan on low-medium heat and when hot pour the olive oil. Wait for a minute to heat up and add the onions. Sauté for 4’ until translucent and soft. Remove from the pan and allow to cool.
  • In a separate bowl pour the sautéed onions along with their oil, add the minced beef, tomatoes, parsley, 7-spice and salt. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for an hour. If you want, you can refrigerate overnight covered with plastic wrap.
  • Next day, or an hour later, turn the oven grill to 250°C and place a grill in the upper position of the oven.
  • In the meantime, take the mixture from the refrigerator and while cold form into sausage size patties and place on an oven proof dish lined with a grill rack (which you have lightly brushed with oil). Cook for 5’ and then flip and cook the other side for additional 4’ and nicely charred!
  • Serve with bulgur and pepper sauce.
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