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
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.
Kofta is often served on flatbread (without skewers) or pita bread. It is also common to see it served on a hotdog bun.