|The picture doesn't do it justice!|
It's been a while since I had one of those, but I'm in the middle of one of these intense calculations that truly knocked my socks off, blowing my mind, and changing how I look at what I do on a regular basis... and may blow your mind as well.
But that'll have to wait. Hopefully it'll be ready by tomorrow, at which point I will be able to astound you with my deductions...
In the meantime, let me knock your socks off in another way- with these better than restaurant quality but super easy kofta kebabs.
What exactly are kofta kebabs?
Well, most people, I assume, know what shish kababs are- cubed bits of meat and veggies speared onto a skewer and then grilled... Kofta kebabs are a whole different kettle of fish- the only thing they have in common is that they too are on skewers. (Though not always. Our local stores sells kebabs without skewers.) They're made from ground meat as opposed to cubed, and if you prepare them right, they are out of this world.
I have shared a recipe for Greek style kofta kebabs before, and they really are delicious, but the last time I made kebabs I wanted to try something different; I didn't have mint, so needed a different spice mixture, and I wanted to bake mine in the oven instead of grilling them, since I was feeling lazy and didn't want to have to stand over the grill with finicky kebabs that might fall apart if I am not careful, or might burn on the outside before the inside is fully cooked...
After perusing many recipes, I made this one up, roughly based on this recipe, and oh my gosh- I thought I died and went to heaven, they were that good. Probably the best kebabs I've eaten in my life. Mike was laughing at me because I was seriously swooning as I was eating these.
Needless to say, they were a hit with the entire family, and this will now be my "go to" recipe when I have ground beef to use.
Ground Beef Baked Kofta Kebabs Recipe- Restaurant Quality, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Paleo and GAPS Legal
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
1 large grated onion
1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper/hot paprika
3 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1. Grate your onion.
2. Mix all the other ingredients with your onion.
3. Divide into 12-14 parts, and form them into logs onto 12-14 skewers, then lay them flat on a lined baking tray.
4. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
5. Try not to devour all at once!
P.S. See- I told you this was super easy!
Have you ever eaten kofta kebabs before? Does this look like a recipe you'd try? What is your favorite ground beef recipe?
Have you ever made something so simple that was so good that you were swooning and people were making fun of you for it? What was it?
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