Monday, May 9, 2022

Beef Kafta #BBQWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. The sponsors, Rainier Foods and Intensity Academy, generously provided samples to participants to aid in the creation of the #BBQWeek recipes and prize packages to give away to the readers. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Middle Eastern spices mixed with ground beef, parsley and onions before being shaped into 
logs and grilled to your desired temperature.

Beef Kafta

It's time for BBQ Week........

Welcome to the 2022 edition of BBQ Week.  I am so happy to be participating in this years event.  So excited, in fact, that I am joining in the fun even though, as you read this, I am relaxing and enjoying a vacation in Cabo San Lucas.

Luckily, this was not a problem because our host, Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures is uber organized and makes participating very easy. I was able to prepare all of my recipes before we left and I will be sharing them with you while I'm sitting at the pool at our resort.  I'm starting off with a Middle-Eastern recipe that you are going to love. 

Not only are we sharing tons of recipes with you this week but all of our readers are also invited to join in a raffle where they might win some great gifts.  You will be reading more about that at the bottom of this post but right now let's take a look at what everyone brought to the party today........

Monday #BBQWeek Recipes

Starters and Sides

Main Dishes

Middle Eastern Platter

These Beef Kafta were served up as part of a MiddleEastern feast that I served up on the deck along with Shish Tawook and Lebanese Rice.  It was a delicious celebration and a great meal for you to serve up the next time you invite friends for a BBQ.

Beef Kafta Pin

Make sure you scroll down past the recipe for an opportunity to enter the raffle and to learn about the amazing gift packages that you might win.

Entrees, Grilling, Beef, Meatballs,
Entrees, Beef
Middle Easterm
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Beef Kafta

Beef Kafta

Middle Eastern spices mixed with ground beef, parsley and onions before being shaped into logs and grilled to your desired temperature.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 20 Min


  • 1 small bunch parsley, stems removed
  • 1 onion
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 t. allspice
  • 1/2 t. ground coriander
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • dash of cloves
  • dash of cumin
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of cayenne
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place parsley and onion in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the ground beef to the bowl along with all of the spices listed. Pulse two or three times until combined and mixture is pasty.
  2. Form this mixture into 12 logs approximately 1" thick.
  3. Heat a grill to medium high and cook the kafta for 4-5 minutes per side.


Adapted from a recipe found at Feel Good Foodie

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Welcome to the third annual #BBQWeek hosted by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We are excited to have 15 bloggers sharing over 50 recipes this week as we head toward grilling season. The amazing sponsors have donated some great prizes for the #BBQWeek giveaway. The giveaway is below, but make sure to read about the prize packages and our generous sponsors!

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  1. This recipe sounds so good. I can't wait to try it.

  2. I have never eaten kafta, but it looks very tasty, and I am intrigued. Looking forward to trying it!

    1. So good Teri. If you like middleeastern flavors and red meat, you will have a new favorite meal.

  3. I'm seriously jealous! I've never been to Cabo! I'm also going to try your kafta, something I've never had before!

    1. This is my first time to Cabo as well Karen and I'm loving it. Enjoy the Kafta

  4. Love the spice mix for these kafta, this will be a nice change of pace for us!!

  5. I have actually not tried this before, but I know I would love it based on the spice combination.

  6. Love the seasonings in this!

  7. We get so bored with plain old burgers and this seems like a fun new way to serve up ground beef!

  8. I never heard the term, kafta but those warm spices do sound amazing!

  9. I've never had this before but it sounds like the perfect grilled recipe served with rice.

  10. Looks like the cevapi I had in Bosnia. Like grilled meatballs. Sounds delicious.


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