Kafta Burger

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Jul. 22, 2019

I love Arabic food! Growing up in the Middle East I grew up with Kaftas, Kebabs, Seekhs and so much more. In this recipe I made burger patties with Middle Eastern spices and fire them up on my charcoal grill. These are stuffed into a pita with a tahini sauce!


Diced onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Ground beef 500 Gram (about 1 lb)
Ground lamb 500 Gram (about 1 lb)
Spice mix 2 Tablespoon (Kafta spice)
Aleppo pepper chili flakes 1 Tablespoon
Cinnamon powder 1/2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Minced garlic 2 Tablespoon
Chopped parsley 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ground white pepper 1 Tablespoon
Pita bread 3 (for serving)



1. Add the tsp of salt to the Onion and add to a cheesecloth to drain out excess moisture - you can also give it a little bit of a squeeze to get started.

2. Add the beef and lamb to a bowl.

3. Add the kafta spice, red aleppo peppers, cinnamon powder & salt.

4. Add the onion after the moisture has been removed.

5. Add the garlic and parsley and mix.

6. Add the white Pepper and add this in.

7. Grab a fist full of the meat, make a flattened patty and stack these between sheets of parchment paper.

8. Stack the patties between parchment paper and freeze.


9. Cook on a coal BBQ


10. Cut pita pockets in half and serve these stuffed with kafta burgers, tahini sauce and some greens

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 3