This Grilled Moroccan Kefta, also sometimes called Brochettes, is made in just 30 minutes with a blend of ground beef or lamb, onion, paprika, cumin, and fresh herbs. Known globally for its bold flavor, juicy texture, and easy-to-eat skewered appearance, this recipe makes a wonderful appetizer or entree served with bread, salad, and rice.
Category:Entree, Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine:Moroccan, North African, Mediterannean, African
1lb ground beef or lamb, 10% or more fat
1 small red onion, minced finely
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
2 tbsp parsley, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil
Combine all ingredients. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well with your hands for at least 5 minutes to combine everything well.
Refrigerate. Cover & chill in the fridge for 15 minutes to 2 hours.
Skewer the meat & prep the grill. Using your hands, grab a ball of the ground beef and wrap around the skewers, one at a time, until all of the meat is on the skewers. Heat the grill to medium high heat.
Grill. Grill the skewers, turning every few minutes to prevent burning. Cook for a few minutes on each side, or until they develop a grill marks and brown significantly all around.
Enjoy. Garnish with additional fresh herbs and a sprinkle of parsley (optional). Enjoy with bread, salads, and/or on their own!
Important: If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak in water for at least 1 hour to prevent burning.