Grilled Lamb Kufta Kebabs

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Grilled Lamb Kufta KebabsRecipe

Photo: Christopher Testani Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross Walker

Kufta is the Hebrew word for meatball, similar to Lebanese kofta or Greek kefta. Ground sumac has a reddish-purple color and lemony flavor, a great addition to spice rubs and vinaigrettes. If you can't find it, substitute 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind.


Serves 6 (serving size: 3 meatballs)


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1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons ground sumac
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
12 ounces ground lamb
12 ounces 90% lean ground sirloin
Cooking spray


Hands-on: 19 Minutes
Total: 28 Minutes

1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Add lamb and sirloin, stirring gently to combine. Shape lamb mixture into 18 meatballs. Thread 3 meatballs onto each of 6 (10-inch) skewers. Cup your hand around each meatball, gently shaping each into an oval around skewers.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Arrange skewers on pan. Grill 8 to 9 minutes or until done, turning occasionally.

Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 207
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 302 mg
Calcium 25 mg
Sugars 1 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g