Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs Recipe

Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs Recipe

Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs Recipe

This Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs recipe is very flavorful and easy to make. The beef produces nice rich flavors and the meat goes perfect with Tzatziki sauce.


2 pounds ground beef
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic bulb, roasted Roasted Garlic Recipe (Get the recipe here)
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Small pinch of clove
20 mint leaves, finely chopped
Kosher salt
Red pepper flakes
Tzatziki to Serve (Get the recipe here)


1. In a large bowl, flatten the ground beef.
2. Top with parsley, onion, roasted garlic, white pepper, cumin, coriander, clove, mint, salt and red pepper flakes.
3. Knead the meat until it is well mixed (3-5 minutes.)
4. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30-minutes.
5. Wet your hand with water, and roll kofta into big cigars.
6. Place over long skewers and grill. See grill chart below
7. Serve with Pita Bread and Tzatziki.

Beef Kofta Grill Guide:

3/4-inch kebabs
Direct Medium-High Heat (400-500F)
Rare- 4-6 minutes (120F)
Medium Rare- 6-8 minutes (130F)
Medium- 8-10 minutes (140F)
Medium Well- 10-12 minutes (150F)
Well Done- 12-14 minutes (155F)

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.

Pinot Noir Wine

This Grilled Beef Kofta Kebabs recipe produces flavorful kebabs, with the rich flavors of the beef alongside the herbs and spices. I would offset the robust flavors with a chilled Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir wines are generally lighter red wines without much oak. I feel that the dark cherry, unoaked flavors of a Pinot Noir would compliment the meat’s flavors. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Pinot Noir

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