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Middle Eastern Beef Mince Kebabs

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These kebabs are easy to make and cook fast on a grill or pan. Serve them with flatbreads (or on a bed of greens), zesty sumac red onion salad and a garlic yoghurt dressing. Great for entertaining when friends are over or for family dinner.
Lebanese seven- spice and baharat are both Middle Eastern spice blends. Aleppo pepper, or pul biber, is flaked mild red Turkish chilli pepper. You can buy them both from Middle Eastern stores or online. These days you can find almost anything on Amazon. If you are interested in making your own spice blend, check out the recipes here and here.

Red Onion SaladKebabs
  • 1 Medium red onion, halved and finely sliced
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Sumac
  • 1 tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 500 g Beef mince
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Ground allspice
  • 2 tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Baharat or Lebanese seven-spice
  • 11/2 tsp Aleppo pepper powder
  • 25 g Pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil, to cook
  • Pine nuts, toasted, to serve
  • Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, to serve
  • Flatbread, to serve
  • Pickled chilli peppers, to serve
  • Garalic yoghurt dressing, to serve
  1. Put the sliced onion into a bowl with the lemon juice and salt. Mix well and leave to macerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Put all the ingredients for the kebabs into a large bowl andthoroughly mix everything together until completely combined. Form into 6 sausage- shaped patties and thread the meat onto skewers.
  3. Heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Cook half of the kebabs, without letting them touch, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until charred and juicy. Repeat with another half.
  4. Add the sumac and parsley to the macerated onions and mix well.
  5. Place a flat bread on a plate, then lay the kebabs on top and pile on the onions. Sprinkle with some more chopped parsley and roasted pine nuts. Serve with garlic yoghurt sauce. You can also serve them with rice, tabouli salad, hummus or baba ganoush (eggplant dip).

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Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 16/4/21 06:46

Minced beef is about the only red meat we eat on a regular basis and I am always open to ideas for something different to make with it, rather than the traditional 'Cottage Pie'. These sound delicious, good and spicy and I would probably stick to the flatbread as an accompaniment as I am not that keen on raw onion, although I love it cooked!

Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend :)

Nancy Chan 16/4/21 10:15

I love kebab. Makes me drool.

DEZMOND 16/4/21 10:35

You've been travelling around the world in your kitchen last few weeks.

Julie 16/4/21 11:21

Wish I could grab the platter off the screen, mouth watering one dear :)

Tom 16/4/21 12:45

...Angie, you plated this as a work of art, yum!

Martha 16/4/21 14:10

I love middle eastern foods and this looks beyond fantastic Angie! It's so nice to be able to get specialty items from Amazon instead of having to make trips to specialty markets, especially here where some are an hour or more away.

Kitchen Riffs 16/4/21 15:20

Really excellent seasonings in this! Good looking (and tasting!) dish -- thanks.

Brian 16/4/21 17:19

That looks wonderful, I like all those spices!

Marissa 16/4/21 17:58

We adore kebabs in this house and yours look so incredible!! Definitely need to try this recipe. (p.s. cracking up at the Gael Greene quote!)

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 16/4/21 18:52

sounds wonderful can I use Zaatar in place of 7 spices or what am I missing? I never had that before, I would love to make this :)

Pame Recetas 16/4/21 19:59

This looks so delicious!! I must give it a try, but first I need to get the right spices, I'll go see in Amazon, though I guess because of lockdown there's plenty of stuff that "can't be shipped to my address"!!

Angie's Recipes 16/4/21 20:26

@Whats Cookin Italian Style CuisineZaatar and baharat are both Middle Eastern spice blends. However, Zaatar has a very different base than baharat. It consists of a mix of herbs and salt while baharat contains no salt. You can for sure use zaatar to make kebabs.

foodtravelandwine 16/4/21 22:34

I can smell it from here! delicious!!....great for a nice dinner!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 16/4/21 22:44

I haven't ever used ground beef to make kebabs despite seeing lots of great recipes over the years! With grilling season here, this has inspired me to pick up some pita and give them a try!

J.P. Alexander 17/4/21 04:22

Gracias por la receta se ve muy rica

savorthebest 17/4/21 15:34

These look delicious, I love the Middle Eastern flavors.

Manuel Bermúdez. 17/4/21 17:37

I like it but without onions, chao chao

[Reply] 17/4/21 17:42

What a beautiful presentation! Sounds amazing!

fimere 17/4/21 21:19

jolis kebab bien épicés j'adore
bonne soirée

Gloria Baker 17/4/21 22:07

I love kebabs one of my favorite looks wonderful and delicious!

Tanza Erlambang 17/4/21 22:56

love kebab....
one of our neighbor sells kebab...delicious.

Pedro 18/4/21 00:37

I love spices and spicy dishes.
Nice Sunday

Evi Erlinda 18/4/21 03:55

These kebabs look fantastic and tasty!

Królowa Karo 18/4/21 12:52

I have to try this dish at last.

Nammi 19/4/21 09:05

yummm, can I come over :)

judee 19/4/21 20:31

My husband would love those kebabs with the wonderful seasonings would remind him of his youth in Cairo.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 19/4/21 23:18

So delicious looking and plated beautifully, Angie!

Valentina 20/4/21 21:46

I love the way you make those red onions and they put the recipe over the top. Whole recipe looks outstanding! :-) ~Valentina

Raymund 21/4/21 05:45

I love kebabs, definitely making this one of these days

tigerfish 21/4/21 22:59

The red onion salad and yogurt dressing , such amazing complement to the kebabs.

Noob Cook 26/4/21 04:26

this totally satisfies my appetite for meat! Loving the salad & yoghurt dip too.


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