Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins
An everyday ingredient, ground lamb, is transformed into a tasty Middle Eastern dish in this simple but effective recipe. Very nice in pita bread with hummus.
- 4 ounces onions, chopped
- 2 ounces parsley
- 8 -10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 lb ground lamb
- 1 ounce bread, crust removed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place the onion, parsley and mint in a food processor. Blend for 30 seconds until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until thoroughly mixed together. Divide this mixture into 24 portions. Using wet hands gently shape into rissoles.
- Preheat the grill. Place the rissoles on a preheated, lightly oiled baking sheet. Grill for 5-6 minutes or until browned on all sides and cooked through.
- Serve hot or cold.
Look no further, this is the real deal! So authentic! It tastes exactly like the kafta kabobs at Lebanese restaurants. I used really lean beef (93%) instead of lamb and shaped them into long strips of meat. I cooked this under the broiler and served it with roasted tomatoes, salad, pilaf and hummus. I was a little apprehensive when the recipe said to use 2 ounces of parsley (which was more than 1/2 a bunch), but I went ahead and it was perfect. I made extra patties and plan on freezing them for future use. Thanks for sharing.
Outstanding meatballs; just love the flavours in these. I used partly fresh and dried parsley. Agree with other reviewers that the fresh mint really takes this over the top. I also used ground turkey. Made by Unrulies under the Influence/ZWT6
This was so easy and tasted wonderful. I used a very lean ground beef because I did not have any lamb, but the spices gave it that Lebanese taste anyway. Served it with a cold Lebanese cucumber soup, a Greek salad, and then made the meatballs into wraps with ww tortillas and baba ghannouj. As suggested by another reviewer, I baked my meatballs on a cookie tray covered with parchment paper in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes.