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Lebanese Style Spicy Beef Kofta Kabobs

By on August 4, 2021
Lebanese Style Spicy Beef Kofta Kabobs

Lebanese Style Spicy Beef Kofta KabobsLebanese Style Spicy Beef Kofta Kabobs

Lebanese Style Spicy Beef Kofta Kabobs

Ground beef mixed with onion, fragrant spices, and fresh herbs is skewered and grilled for the best shish kabobs.
Make this easy recipe for Lebanese style Spicy Beef Kofta Kabobs for a flavorful Mediterranean meal.

Tandoori Seekh Kabab Chef Shireen Anwar


  1. Beef ground beef (80 or 85% lean) – 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus
  2. Wooden skewers, soaked in water – 8 (12-inch)
  3. Coarse kosher salt – 1 tsp
  4. Ground white pepper – 1/2 tsp
  5. Red pepper flakes – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
  7. Ground clove – 1/4 tsp
  8. Ground coriander – 1/4 tsp
  9. Ground ginger – 1/4 tsp
  10. Nutmeg – 1/4 tsp
  11. Red onion, finely chopped – 1/2
  12. Finely chopped fresh parsley – 1/4 cup
  13. Finely chopped fresh mint – 1 tbp


  • In a small mixing bowl, prepare spice mix by combining salt, white pepper, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, clove, coriander, ginger and nutmeg.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, onion, parsley, mint and spice mix with your hands until thoroughly combined.
  • Form mixture into eight uniform logs.
  • Skewer each log and hand form tightly and evenly around the skewer, pulling the meat lengthwise from the skewer’s tip toward handle.
  • Leave about four inches of exposed skewer for a handle.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight covered in plastic wrap before grilling.
  • Grill skewers over medium high heat until browned on all sides and cooked through (160° F internal temperature), about 2 minutes per side.

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