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Beef Kofta

1 hour 30 minutesServes 4
Beef Kofta


  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 c fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 slice of white bread
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp red pepper flake
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


If using wooden skewers, soak for at least 30 minutes in 3 cups of water.

Pulse in a food processor onion, garlic, parsley and mint to a fine paste. Add the ground beef, white bread, spices, salt and pepper. Puree until evenly incorporated.

Divide mixture into portions the size of a lemon. Use your hands to press into a log around a bamboo skewer so that it is about 1” diameter and 3-4” long.

Grill over direct heat, about 4 minutes per side and serve with Primal Kitchen Special Sauce.

If grilling over an open flame, protect the skewer ends and keep them from burning by creating a grill guard out of a piece of foil folded into thirds and laying down between the wooden skewer end and the cooking grid.

Great paired with Primal Kitchen's Special Sauce.

Recipe developed by Chef Anna Rossi @annarossiofficial

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