“Otherwise known as "Kafta", this recipe comes from Iraq. Though the recipe calls for ground beef or lamb you can also substitute ground turkey. From "Extending the Table".”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wet hands in water and mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. Dampen hands and pat mixture around 6 skewers into long, flattened patties about 1 1/2 inches wide and 4-5 inches long.
  4. Grill or broil in oven until browned and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve with pita bread or rice.
  6. SUGGESTION: While meat mixture sets in the refrigerator marinate large chunks of tomatoes, onions, green peppers, or eggplant in a sauce made of equal parts of olive oil and lemon juice with a dash of salt and pepper. thread vegetables on skewers and grill them alongside the meat.

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