(Total time = 40mins)
Beef or Lamb brochettes are known as Kebab in Morocco. In some region, it is known by the words for skewers in Arabic, which are “sfafed” and “kotban”.Brochettes are popular in Morocco as a street food throughout the year and are specially prepared in certain seasons or festival such as Eid al Adha. In such times, the meat of sacrificial animal is used to make gotban.
There are various recipes for Moroccan kebab but the common ingredient in most of them are onions, paprika, cumin, pepper, salt, and herbs. This particular recipe is tastier because of the addition of cayenne pepper.
Moroccan kebabs are usually served as an entrée, as a kind of sandwich filler for crusty or dense Moroccan bread, and as a portion of a multi course meal.
This dish is perfect for entertaining as well as special occasions.
Enjoy this dish with Moroccan mint tea.
Ingredients of Beef Kebab
1 small onion – grated
2 pounds ground beef
2 cloves of garlic – minced
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp fresh cilantro – properly chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley – properly chopped
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp Ras El Hanout (A Moroccan spice mix)
How to Make it (yields = 4-6 servings)
▪ Step 1 In a large deep bowl, put beef, parsley, onion, cilantro, and spices. Mix everything well and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hr.
▪ Step 2 Meanwhile, wash both your hands but do not dry them. Pack small
portion of the chilled meat mixture and gently set it around the skewers. Set it so that each skewer will have a sausage shape that is about 4-inch long.
▪ Step 3 Over hot charcoal, grill the kebab and turn them occasionally so asto prevent them from burning. Cook very thoroughly. Serve with any dense bread of your choice.
Yields = 4-6 servings
Serving size: 1= 163g
Amount Per Serving
Fat Calories 308
Total Fat 34.2g
Saturated Fat 13.4g
Total Carbohydrate 2.7g
Dietary Fiber 0.8g