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Beef Kefta brochettes
Beef Kefta brochettes

Beef Kefta brochettes

Preparation 10 minutes | refrigeration: 1 hour
Cooking time 10 minutes
Servings 8 brochettes



  • 454 g (1 lb) medium ground beef
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) ground allspice
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) finely chopped parsley
  • 7.5 ml (1 1/2 tsp) salt
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) pepper

Sauce :

  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) parsley leaves
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) cilantro leaves
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) basil leaves
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) pitted green olives
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) sherry vinegar
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the kefta ingredients, cover and let stand in the refrigerator for one hour or overnight.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal parts and form each into a sausage shape.

To barbecue:

  1. Insert a skewer through the centre of the meat and squeeze it around the skewer.
  2. Cook the brochettes for about 5 minutes per side over medium heat.

To cook in a skillet:

  1. Lightly flatten the meat.
  2. Heat a bit of oil over medium heat and cook 5 minutes per side.

Sauce :

  1. In a food processor or with a knife, finely chop the herbs and olives.
  2. Add the oil, vinegar and mustard.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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