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Morocco Kefta

 
Morocco Kefta
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I sometimes pan fry these then let them simmer for at least an hour in a spicy Moroccan tomato sauce (recipe to follow). I usually serve the kefta with couscous, a vegetable, some cucumber yogurt sauce, and warmed pita.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

8 ounces ground beef
90%-lean
8 ounces ground lamb
cup lemon juice
1 small onions
quartered
2 cloves garlic
peeled
8 each green olives
pitted
*
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
¼ cup cilantro
chopped fresh
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
chopped fresh
1 tablespoon cumin
ground, plus more for serving
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
1 x harissa
for serving
*

Directions

Place beef, lamb and lemon juice in a large bowl.

Gently combine until incorporated.

Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

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.

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 2½ inches wide and ¼ 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.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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lynn in ma
Leicester, MA, United States
 about 3 years ago

I sometimes pan fry these then let them simmer for at least an hour in a spicy Moroccan tomato sauce (recipe to follow). I usually serve the kefta with couscous, a vegetable, some cucumber yogurt sauce, and warmed pita.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 165g (5.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 37864% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 41%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 392mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 56g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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