Lamb and Cayenne Kefta

Lamb and Cayenne Kefta

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"Couldn't get ground lamb at the local market, so I ground some shoulder. Served in pita with tzatziki, onions, tomato, and lettuce. The kefta were very good."

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1/2 ts Ground cumin
rice; Cooked (optional)
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
Stephen Ceideburg
1 lb Lean ground lamb
1 ts Ground ginger
Pita bread
1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Black Pepper; freshly ground
1 ts Ground cloves
1 md Onion; finely chopped
1 ts Ground allspice
2 tb fresh mint; Chopped
1 ts Ground cayenne pepper
1 ts Ground cardamom
Low-fat yogurt

Original recipe makes 6



Keftas, from North Africa, are meatballs prepared with ground lamb or beef and a number of herbs and spices. They appear in a variety of dishes, such as stews, and also as brochettes hot off the charcoal grill. The seasonings range from chili to cinnamon and usually include a Moroccan favorite, fresh mint. These keftas are delicious served with pita bread, low-fat yogurt, tomatoes and lettuce or with cooked rice. Note: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes. Combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Shape into 30 1 1/2-inch meatballs and thread them on six skewers. (You may slightly flatten them to make sausage shapes or leave them as balls.) Prepare a gas grill or charcoal fire. Grill for 3 minutes on each side, or just until no longer pink inside. Alternatively, broil the meatballs for 2 minutes on each side. 176 CALORIES PER SERVING: 15 G PROTEIN, 12 G FAT, 3 G CARBOHYDRATE; 227 MG SODIUM; 0 MG CHOLESTEROL. Adapted from The Whole Chile Pepper Book by Dave De Witt and Nancy Gerlach. Copyright 1990 by Dave DeWitt and Nancy Gerlach. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and Company (Inc). Posted by Stephen Ceideburg

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This recipe is fantastic. We made it into little sausages and cooked in in the George Foreman grill 3-4 minutes on high. This is a keeper..
Shrink12 1 year ago
Couldn't get ground lamb at the local market, so I ground some shoulder. Served in pita with tzatziki, onions, tomato, and lettuce. The kefta were very good.
dbann 3 years ago
Served with yogurt and garlic dip, pitta bread and mixed salad. Next time I will serve with fresh lemon slices.
jamieo 7 years ago
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