As you probably know, kebabs simply means food on a stick. Fewer people know what kofta is. Kofta is a meatloaf or meatball entree. When it’s put on a stick and grilled, it’s a kofta kebab!

Kofta Kebabs Recipe Grilled skewers of ground lamb spiced with garlic, parsley, coriander, cumin, and cinnamon.

INGREDIENTS 1x2x3x – 2 lb ground lamb – ½ cup onion (finely minced) – ½ cup fresh parsley (finely chopped) – 4 cloves garlic (minced)

– 1 tsp salt – 1 TBSP coriander – 2 tsp cumin – 1 tsp cinnamon – ½ tsp red pepper flakes – ¼ tsp black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS – If using bamboo skewers, place 8 in water to soak. – In a medium size bowl, mix together the ground lamb, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, and pepper

– Divide the mixture evenly into 8 balls. – Roll each ball into a log shape and squeeze onto a skewer until the meat is covering most of the length of the skewer.

– Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate overnight to let flavors meld. – Preheat an outdoor grill on high heat and cook about 3 minutes per side until the lamb is cooked.

NOTES Can also be made with ground beef, chicken, or pork. This recipe makes 8 large kebabs. Use smaller size skewers to make 16 or more smaller kebabs.