Kofta Tahini


  • 1 lb Ground beef (or lamb - if using lamb combine it with beef otherwise it's too heavy)
  • 1 Small onion
  • 2 Garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon All Spice (if you cannot find middle eastern all spice you can mix 1/2 teaspoon of each ground cinnamon, paprika, cumin, ground cloves, nutmeg & coriander)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 potato sliced and baked

Tahini Lemon Sauce

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon juice of
  • 1 tbsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Combine all the ingredients for the tahini sauce in a food processor and set aside (

  3. If frying potatoes, heat up vegetable oil and fry at this point and set aside
  4. If baking potatoes, put potatoes on baking sheet and drizzle with oil and put in the oven for 10-12 minutes
  5. In food processor pulse onion, parsley, and garlic
  6. Add onion mixture to ground beef along with spices, salt and pepper
  7. Mix with your hands long enough for all the flavors to really mix together (1-2 minutes)
  8. Using your hands make round balls then press them so they are long and are fingerlike length and form kabob shape

  9. Using either vegetable oil or sunflower oil sautee the kabobs in a frying pan. Sautee them about 5-6 minutes so they are brown on the outside but still slightly rare on the inside (we're going to put them back in the oven so you don't want them to overcook but instead finish cooking in the oven)

  10. Place the kabobs on a pyrex then pour the tahini sauce over the kabobs and top with potatoes and put in the oven for 5-7 minutes

  11. Garnish with parsley, paprika, and/or pine nuts

    Serve with rice or pita bread