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Recipe: Kafta (Lebanese Beef Kebabs)

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Kafta (Lebanese Beef Kebabs)
This kafta recipe is adapted from Annia Ciezadlo's Day of Honey. This 
recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article The World of
Satay. Makes 22 Skewers.

8 oz. ground beef chuck
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
2 tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp. Aleppo pepper
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
3/4 tsp. dried mint
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 medium yellow onion, grated, drained in a strainer
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Build a hot charcoal fire in a grill. In a large bowl, stir together beef,
parsley, tomatoes, Aleppo, allspice, mint, cumin, coriander, cinnamon,
onions, salt, and pepper. Form 1 tbsp. beef mixture each around the end of
22 skewers; grill, turning, until lightly charred, about 4 minutes.

From: Saveur Magazine Issue #138
Todd Coleman