Kinda Like Kofta

Introduction: Kinda Like Kofta

Kofta is a Middle Eastern burger, often served on a skewer like a kabob, and with sauces of varying kinds.  What I'm making here is sort of kofta-inspired, but not terribly authentic.  Easy though!


1 lb ground beef
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 jar pimientos
1/2 tsp allspice (more if you like)
1 tbsp parsley flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

Crumble the ground beef into a bowl with your hands, and add the rest of the ingredients, which you have thoughtfully chopped, drained, and ground in advance.  Mix it all together with a spoon or your fingers and cover it with plastic wrap to set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. 

When you're ready to prepare the meal, remove the meat mixture from the fridge, and divide it into 6-8 even sized portions.  Squish the meat onto a skewer, forming it with your hands into flattish finger-shaped rolls, as pictured.  Once you've achieved the desired shape, slide it off the skewer, onto an oiled broiler pan.  Cook under the broiler for about 4 minutes on each side until done.

These are great with rice, pasta, pita, pretty much any starch, or can be enjoyed on their own as a lowcarb entree.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    I like the sound of this one! But what's the purpose of forming them onto skewers if you're going to slide them off before cooking?

    I think we have the same taste in food by looking at some of your recipes!


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Kababs (kofta in this case) are mostly cooked on metal skewers. The heated metal ensures they are also cooked from the inside. Writing this just made me hungry for kabab.