Moroccan Kefta Kebab Recipe | Yummly

Moroccan Kefta Kebab

Omiata: "Made it 3 times. First time used beef and it was…" Read More


  • 1 pound ground beef (or lamb, or a combination of the two)
  • 3 ounces beef (or lamb fat, optional)
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped very fine or grated)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander (chopped, cilantro)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves (chopped, optional, but excellent with lamb)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium28% DV680mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs1% DV4g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories310Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat1.5g
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Omiata 5 months ago
    Made it 3 times. First time used beef and it was a big mistake. Second time I used lamb. Exellent! Third time I made for a family gathering. Used 3 lbs lamb and 1 lb beef (because the store was out of lamb) and it turned out pretty good. I cook them over wood kamodo so that may make a difference. The seasoning and flavors are spot on but I am not sure why this recipe has beef as the first option. DON'T USE BEEF as the main protein.
    Kay 6 months ago
    I used onion/garlic powder, which made them easier to mix evenly. Next time I would lessen the amount of parsley, cilantro, or both. Good and flavorful but not astounding.
    Brian Haertsch 10 months ago
    The only thing nice about this recipe was that it was simple to make and cleanup, otherwise it tasted awful. The pictures are not accurate. When you actually make it, it will look like it doesn’t have enough meat. There is way too much cilantro, parsley and onion. You will only taste those ingredients. I even only used half of the onion and it was still excessive. It also needs more of the spices with the exception of cinnamon which I managed to taste. You will also need an egg to even get it to stick at all. Even after cooking it still falls apart.
    Matt Bartlett a year ago
    dry and not seasoned well enough
    Justin DeNegri a year ago
    Not good at all. Kids would not touch them and the meat was like mush.
    Chapman a year ago
    My whole family loved this!
    Lester Wheeler a year ago
    Turned out very good. Be sure to cut the onions really small
    Tracey a year ago
    Beautiful...Tasted really yummy. I used half lamd and half beef.
    Jami McDermott a year ago
    So yummy! This was easy and a keeper I used half lamb and half beef, I also made a mistake and put a 1/2 tsp of cumin in also .
    Elizabeth Salih 2 years ago
    it was good, my husbands favoriate
    Allison 2 years ago
    Too much onion for me- tasted more like meatloaf on a stick. Not a fan.
    Kyle 2 years ago
    Turned out good but dry. Add an egg to help it hold together better
    Sheryl Jones 2 years ago
    Was easy to make and tasted good but next time I’ll leave out the cinnamon
    Michelle Brock 2 years ago
    Very tasty- little dry but great with yogurt sauce or hummus
    Sam Byer 2 years ago
    Really good flavor, and not to hard to make!
    Jill W. 2 years ago
    Flavor was perfect, I just had problems keeping the meat on the stick. Once heated it broke apart. I might need to make them smaller and add an egg next time.
    Katie Vogt 2 years ago
    Added an egg to help keep meat mixture together. It's still cooking, but smells great!
    Filkins 2 years ago
    A little heavy on the cumin but otherwise awesome. Next time I would skip the skewers and add a spicy peanut sauce or citrus and mint on top.
    Candice McGee 2 years ago
    Delicious, quite spicy but super tasty with some homemade tsatsiki and salad! A winner.
    Eric R. 2 years ago
    Very tasty alto I would have tuned down the cumin a bit. Thought it over powered a bit. Will do this again as it’s easy and tasty.
    Chris 2 years ago
    Family really liked it.
    jcolib 2 years ago
    amazing!! the heat in the kefta is just right.
    Tim 2 years ago
    Amazing would make again
    Kerstin Zell 2 years ago
    This is an easy recipe with great flavors. I doubled up to feed the family and instead of grilling it, cooked/fried them in a pan as flattened meatballs (like a German Frikadelle). I did not have parsley, but the flavor was still very good. We love Mediterranean food and eat it frequently. This will become a go-to for my family. Delicious with regular sides, such as rice and veggies, but also on a low carb wrap/bread.
    Lorie Powell 2 years ago
    Outstanding. So flavorful!
    Emma Rodgers 3 years ago
    The Moroccan Kefta recipe was delicious and was quite flavorful! While I was able to use fresh mint, I did need to substitute dried cilantro and dried parsley, instead of fresh. Also, I followed another user's suggestion to add an egg (1 egg beaten + 1 Tbsp Water) as a binder, which did help with forming the kebab. Letting the ground lamb meat, grated onion (I used a small peeled white onion), and spices marinate for 1 Hour as per recipe seemed to really bring out the flavors. Broiling on High, ~5 minutes per each side, cooked perfectly. Do definitely watch and check it closely, however, as mine may have ended up a touch over-broiled. Would definitely cook again.
    KEITH DALTON 3 years ago
    very flavorful made tjis using the broiler on high. Lined a sheet pan, spray coated it ad shaped the kefta kabob and laid them on the pan. Five minutes each side, done.
    Ann C. 4 years ago
    This makes a great meal with just about any sides. While we like it a bit spicy, our kids love the recipe as it is written.
    Jennifer M. 4 years ago
    It was my first time making kefta and thought, this seems like meatloaf on a stick I wasn't a big fan but glad I tried it
    Jim M. 4 years ago
    Really tasty, forgot the parsley but still really good! I talked to a Moroccon friend and he said use an egg.

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