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Grilled Kafta Kebabs and a Cookbook Review

Only 7 ingredients are needed for these moist and flavorful grilled kafta kebabs.

Grilled Kafta Kebabs

I was honored and excited when Hadia asked me to review her cookbook, Hadia Lebanese Style Recipes. I was blown away when I received her beautiful cookbook, which by the way, is the size of a college textbook filled with 600 recipes. I feel like I am with Hadia reading every recipe.

I can not imagine the time, energy and dedication it took to create this incredible cookbook. It is very detailed and enticing. Each photograph is beautifully shown. I read and re-read through the cookbook many times, wracking my brain with what recipe I would choose to represent Hadia’s cookbook in a fair and representational way.

I usually lean towards desserts, but I was contemplating what to serve my family for dinner. So I made my choice~ Grilled Kafta Kebabs! I love easy recipes, and Hadia delivers more than her share of easy and mouth-watering recipes from soups, appetizers, salads, eggs, main courses and pastries, desserts in Lebanese recipes, French recipes, Mediterranean recipes, Italian recipes, and American recipes.

Hadia ‘s cookbook is so diversified and clearly reaches such a large audience, that it would be impossible for anyone to read the cookbook and not see an enticing recipe. This cookbook shows step by step recipes that are easy to follow, resulting in a perfect meal and dessert. 

I have been a fan of Lebanese cuisine for years and decided to choose an authentic Grilled Kafta Kebabs. Only 7 ingredients are needed for these moist and flavorful kebabs. The weather has been so mild in Maine this winter that we have actually been grilling. I served these delicious Kebabs with hummus and salad and pita bread.

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Grilled Kafta Kebabs

Place all ingredients in a large bowl.

Grilled Kafta Kebabs

Mix with spoon or hands until completely mixed.

Grilled Kafta Kebabs

Roll into 15 golf ball-sized meatballs.

Grilled Kafta Kebabs

Insert a skewer into each golf ball portion and shape with your palms into a log.

Grilled Kafta Kebabs

Cook the kebabs on the grill to your likeness. Medium well done is a great choice.

Grilled Kafta Kebabs

Serve with hummus, Tortellini Caprese Salad, Country Potato Salad, and pita bread.

Grilled Kafta Kebabs

Enjoy this wonderful Lebanese treat!

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Grilled Kafta Kebabs and a Cookbook Review
Yield: 15

Grilled Kafta Kebabs and a Cookbook Review

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy Beef Kebabs full of veggies and spices makes a perfect entree.


  • 2 pounds. 4 oz. ground beef
  • 1 cup parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • A dash of cayenne powder or chili flakes


  1. Soak wooden skewers in ice water. Set grill on high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the meat, onions, parsley, allspice, black pepper, salt, and cayenne powder. (Squeeze the parsley and onions with the palm of your hands before adding it to the meat, squeezing out fluids). Mix with spoon or hands until completely blended.
  3. Divide the meat into 15 golf ball portions. Insert a skewer into each portion and shape it with your palms to make a log shape.
  4. Repeat with the others.
  5. Grill the skewers to your taste preference. Serve with salad and hummus and pita bread.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 49Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 439mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 4g

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Saturday 24th of April 2021

I’ve been looking what to make with my ground beef and this showed, I will definitely try this, thanks much!

Jeanne Andelman

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

I would use 1 lb. ground lamb and 1 lb. ground beef. Also, find a flat style shish as they hold together best. Serve also with pilah and chefs suggestions.... Tzatziki too and an Israeli salad with tomatoes and cucumber and parsley and lemon juice and salt and pepper!


Thursday 24th of March 2016

Thank you so much, Nettie for taking the time to read and review my book, and I enjoyed reading your detailed review. This spurs me on to work even harder. Xo xo.


Tuesday 15th of March 2016

Hi there! I love your blog. Your pictures of foods looks so awesome! I love kebabs but never try to make it on my own. Will definitely try myself for this on this coming weekend.


Wednesday 16th of March 2016

Thank you Mitch! I hope that you enjoy them! Nettie

Christina | Christina's Cucina

Monday 7th of March 2016

These look wonderful, Nettie! Great photos! Facebook has been hiding so many posts from me that I haven't seen Hadia's posts in forever! Will share these on my page!


Monday 7th of March 2016

Thank you for sharing Christina! So happy to see you, thanks for visiting! Nettie

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