Kefta
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.



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Ingredients
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    8   ounces 
    ground beef , 90%-lean or leaner
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    8   ounces 
    ground lamb
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    1/3  cup 
    lemon juice
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    1   
    small onion, quartered
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    2   
    cloves garlic, peeled
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    8   
    pitted green olives
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    2   tablespoons 
    extra-virgin olive oil
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    1/4  cup 
    chopped fresh cilantro
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    2   tablespoons 
    chopped fresh parsley
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    1   tablespoon 
    ground cumin, plus more for serving
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    freshly ground pepper
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    Harissa, (see Ingredient Note) for serving

Directions
1.
Place beef, lamb and lemon juice in a large bowl. Gently combine until incorporated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
2.
Transfer the meat to a colander and press to squeeze out excess moisture. Place onion, garlic and olives in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add to the marinated meat along with oil, cilantro, parsley, 1 tablespoon cumin, salt and pepper. Gently combine until evenly incorporated.
3.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on it.
4.
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.
5.
Broil the patties until brown and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with additional cumin and harissa, if desired.
Tip:

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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.
Nutrition information
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
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