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Kofta is a great alternative to meatloaf! Made with ground beef and spices, it is cooked, but not served, on a skewer. It is best to cook these on flat skewers, not round. They can be baked in the oven or on the grill. They are a summertime favorite!

The recipe calls for extra finely ground beef. Ask your butcher or the meat department to run the beef through the grinder one or two extra times. It makes a difference in the recipe - the meat will be smooth and soft.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 3 lbs ground beef (ground extra fine)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper


Finely chop onion and parsley. Time saving Tip: Use a food processor.

Add onions and parsley to ground beef in a large bowl.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Form the mixture into small balls and place five balls onto a skewer. Shape the meat into a cigar shape on the skewer.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, or if grilling, grill for 20-25 minutes or until done. Serve over a bed of white rice.

Serving Suggestions:
Kofta is often served on flatbread (without skewers) or pita bread. It is also common to see it served on a hotdog bun.
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It shouldn't take 45 minutes for baking at 350 F, Member JasminePoom

I tried this recipe yesterday by adding some cilantro and cumin as one of the reviewers suggested. Unfortunately, I left it in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 F baking. It turned out to be too dried and the meat ball got burn at the bottom. However, I think if I changed the cooking time to 25 minutes, it would be better.

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