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Grilled Lamb Kufta Kebabs

Photo: Christopher Testani Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross Walker

Hands-on time 19 mins
Total time 28 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: 3 meatballs)

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.  

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.