Moroccan style ground beef. Kefta is ground beef or lamb, mixed with a variety of herbs and spices. It makes a superb kebab and is the foundation of other Moroccan dishes. Fresh mint makes an especially great seasoning when using ground lamb.

Moroccan style ground beef Kefta (or kofta) is a deliciously spiced and tender type of Moroccan kebab made using ground beef or lamb. The mixture is flavored with cumin, paprika, minced onion, coriander, and parsley and formed into skewers. The cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and mint leaves are optional but highly recommended. You can have Moroccan style ground beef using 13 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Moroccan style ground beef

  1. You need of chopped dates.
  2. Prepare of ground beef.
  3. Prepare of chopped carrots.
  4. Prepare of honey.
  5. You need of Ras El Hanout see my recipe.
  6. Prepare of almond/ pine nuts.
  7. Prepare of tomato sauce.
  8. You need of salt.
  9. You need of parsley.
  10. You need of cilantro.
  11. Prepare of large onion diced.
  12. You need of sliced black ripe olives.
  13. Prepare of tomato paste.

Ground beef is rarely cooked without seasoning in Morocco, even when shaping kefta into large patties to serve as hamburgers. The addition of Moroccan spices and herbs to the meat helps transform a routine hamburger into a memorable meal. Grilling the meat will add even more flavor. Wash your hands but don't dry them.

Moroccan style ground beef instructions

  1. To a pan add beef, salt, onion, carrots salt, cilantro, and parsley. Cover..
  2. Simmer 10 minutes. Add Ras El Hanout, honey, almonds, dates, and Tomato sauce. Also add tomato paste..
  3. Mix well and cover.
  4. Turn on low for 20-25 minutes. Stirring occasionally..
  5. Add olives. Serve I hope you enjoy!.

Grill over charcoal, turning the kebab time to time so not to burn. Cook the ground beef, onions and carrots in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking the beef apart as it cooks, until the beef is cooked, before draining off and excess grease. Add the garlic, ginger, paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, cayenne, and tomato paste, and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Kefta is the Moroccan Arabic term for ground meat or minced meat, with or without classic Moroccan seasoning that includes at a minimum paprika, cumin, onion and fresh herbs. Combine the ingredients together, skewer them, and grill them to perfection.

source: cookpad.com