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Lebanese Beef Kebabs

Lebanese beef kebabs is a little different from Shish Tawook. Where as Shish Tawook is made from chicken and kebabs are normally made with beef. Another name for Lebanese beef kebabs is Kafta. Keep in mind both recipes are very delicious and anyone can simply make it. It’s good to have during family gatherings or even at parties. 



  • 8 oz. ground beef chuck
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. Aleppo pepper
  • 14 tsp. ground allspice
  • 34 tsp. dried mint
  • 12 tsp. ground cumin
  • 12 tsp. ground coriander
  • 14 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 12 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.