Grilled Meat-On-A-Stick (Kafta Kebabs)

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READY IN: 57mins
Recipe by Abby Falck

Seasoned ground meat is packed around skewers and grilled for this classic Middle-Eastern dish. This recipe was published by my grandmother-in-law's Armenian Orthodox church. If you're using beef, don't use leaner than 85/15 fat percentage or the kebabs will tend to fall apart. You can find a recipe for Syrian pepper in my profile, or substitute a 50-50 blend of ground pepper and allspice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Pack handfuls of the meat mixture onto skewers to form cylinders about 1" thick.
  3. Grill uncovered over high heat, turning the skewers as the meat browns, until the kebabs are brown on all sides and the meat is cooked through, around 10-12 minutes. Serve with rice pilaf and salad.

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