Recipes and Cooking Lebanese Kafta Kabobs Kafta, or kofta, is grilled ground meat, skewered and cooked over a hot grill. Here we're using beef, but you can swap in lamb or pork. Serve with khyar bi laban, a cucumber yogurt sauce, and pearl couscous or whole grain pita. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 12, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Hands On Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 12 kabobs + about 1 cup sauce Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound lean (93%) ground beef 1 medium yellow onion, shredded and drained in a strainer ¼ cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon Aleppo pepper or 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt ¼ cup shredded cucumber, drained and patted dry 2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint 2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, minced Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with parchment paper and place a wire rack in pan. In a large bowl combine first eight ingredients (through allspice), 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and 1/4 tsp. of the pepper. Divide mixture into 12 portions. Using twelve 8- to 10-inch skewers, form an oblong portion (3 1/2x1 1/4 inches) of meat mixture around each skewer. Place skewers on rack in prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until meat mixture is done (160°F). Meanwhile, for yogurt sauce, in a small bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, lemon juice, small clove garlic, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper. Serve kabobs with yogurt sauce. Tip If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 222 Calories 9g Fat 8g Carbs 26g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 222 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 73mg 24% Sodium 392mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Total Sugars 4g Protein 26g Vitamin C 10.4mg 52% Calcium 93mg 7% Iron 3.4mg 19% Potassium 572mg 12% Folate, total 24.8mcg Vitamin B-12 2.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.5mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.