Recipe from EatingWell
Kefta, seasoned ground meat, is one of Morocco's most popular street foods. Traditionally, kefta is washed down with a glass of sweet mint tea. It's delicious served with ratatouille.
Yield: 4 servings, about 3 kefta each
Prep Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
see savings8 ouncesground beef , 90%-lean or leaner
see savings8 ouncesground lamb
see savings1/3 cuplemon juice
see savings1small onion, quartered
see savings2cloves garlic, peeled
see savings8pitted green olives
see savings2 tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
see savings1/4 cupchopped fresh cilantro
see savings2 tablespoonschopped fresh parsley
see savings1 tablespoonground cumin, plus more for serving
see savings1/2 teaspoonsalt
see savings1/2 teaspoonfreshly ground pepper
see savingsHarissa, (see Ingredient Note) for serving
Place beef, lamb and lemon juice in a large bowl. Gently combine until incorporated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on it.
Using about 3 tablespoons of the meat mixture for each, form 12 thin patties, about 2 1/2 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick. Place on the wire rack.
Broil the patties until brown and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with additional cumin and harissa, if desired.
Ingredient note: Harissa is a fiery Tunisian chile paste commonly used in North African cooking. Find it at specialty-food stores, mustaphas.com or amazon.com. Harissa in a tube will be much hotter than that in a jar. You can substitute Chinese or Thai chile-garlic sauce for it.
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 354, Fat, total (g) 25, chol. (mg) 90, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 6, Monosaturated fat (g) 14, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 26, vit. C (mg) 15, sodium (mg) 607, Potassium (mg) 385, iron (mg) 3, Medium-Fat Meat () 4, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet