Armenian Kofta Kebab

Armenian kofta kebab is a delicious dish made with ground beef or lamb, herbs, and spices, shaped into patties or balls, and then grilled to perfection. Here's a recipe for grilled Armenian kofta kebab:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef or lamb
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef or lamb, onion, parsley, mint, cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and black pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly incorporated.

  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  3. Divide the mixture into 8-10 portions and shape them into sausage-shaped patties or balls.

  4. Thread the patties or balls onto wooden skewers, leaving a little space in between each one.

  5. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are browned and cooked through.

  6. Serve the kofta kebabs with pita bread, hummus, tzatziki, and a side salad of your choice.

Enjoy your delicious Armenian kofta kebab!