Oct 11, 2011

Moroccan Grilled Keftas (Ground Lamb) with Mint and Yogurt Dressing

Who doesn't like a good barbeque?  If you don't have an "official" barbeque, then do like I did and use the oven.  Ok, so you won't get quite the same effect, it is still good.  Ground meat can be hard on the palate.  It is rather bland but with the right amount of spices it can taste wonderful.  By the way, this is a Moroccan recipe.  So, you know it has to be good!

Grilled Keftas with Mint and Yogurt Dressing


1 ½ lbs of ground lamb, chicken, beef, or turkey
1 onion, chopped
3-4 sprigs Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
3-4 sprigs of cilantro, chopped
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp paprika
Salt/pepper to taste

Mix all of the above ingredients in a medium bowl.  Cover and chill for about an hour.  Mould the meat into small sausage shapes and skewer with a wooden or metal kebab sticks.  Preheat a grill (broiler) or barbecue to a medium heat.  I placed mine in the oven at 475 degrees on a broiler pan.  Cook the Keftas for 5-6 minutes, turning once.  Serve with mint dressing and Moroccan Khobtz or French bread.  Enjoy!

Mint Dressing:

2 tbs of chopped mint
6 tbs of plain yogurt

Mix well and chill until the meat is ready.