Thursday, June 17, 2010

Armenian Ground Beef Kabobs

My husband's family is Armenian.  It is important to us to keep our cultures alive (although my Irish potato-eating relatives may be more challenging to make paleo).  Anyways, I decided to try to surprise him tonight and make some awesome Armenian Ground Beef Kabobs, also called Kofta.  We had these at a local Armenian restaurant and they were great!  These are traditionally served with rice, but we had a salad with them instead.

1 lb. ground beef (ground chicken or lamb could also be used)
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. tumeric
freshly ground pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together with hands.  Shape meat into small meatball sized balls.  Place three to four meatballs on a kabob skewer.  Form the meat on the skewer into a cigar shape.  Be sure to press the top and bottom of meat firmly onto the kabob.  Grill on your BBQ for about 20 minutes (flipping about halfway through).

Pictures coming shortly!  Also, we are leaving to go backpacking through Grand Teton National Park for the next 5 days or so, I probably won't be posting much.  Let's see if we can guilt trip Meg into posting a little bit more while I'm gone...  :)

Placing "meatballs" on skewer

Mash meat together into a cigar shape

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