These restaurant-style Lebanese Kafta bowls will become a “go-to” favorite recipe the first time you make them! The traditional burger patties are stuffed with middle eastern spices and served on a bed of delicious Lebanese rice pilaf. Add in humus, greek yogurt tzatziki, and a simple salad mixture and you’ll be eating delicious middle eastern cuisine in under 30 minutes.
For the Kofta
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/3 cup yellow onion diced
- 2 teaspoons of dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
For the Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce
- 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the Salad
- 1 cup of grape tomatoes cut in half
- 1/2 English cucumber diced
- 1/2 of a red onion diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Additional Items for Kofta Bowl
- Rice Pilaf I like to use the Near East Brand
- Pita Bread optional
- Chopped fresh parsley leaves to garnish optional
To Make the Kafta
In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, garlic, onion, and spices until well mixed.
Divide the kafta mixture into 8 portions and shape each into an oblong shape.
Cook for about 10 minutes in a grill pan over medium-high heat, or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
To Make the Tzatziki Sauce
Mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper until well blended in a small bowl.
To Assemble the Bowls
Divide the rice, salad, and kofta between four bowls. Top with a dollop of hummus and Tzatziki Sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley and a piece of pita bread, if desired.