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Moroccan Ground Meat Kebabs

Difficulty 2/5
Prep time 20 mins

Cook time 30 mins
Serves 2-4

Hardwood Cherry

Kofta, savory meat kebabs, are known as comfort food in much of the world. Serve with warmed pita bread and a tomato salad with sweet onions or a garlicky yogurt sauce.


1-1/2 lb. Ground Lamb or Beef, Chilled

1/3 cups Onion, Minced

1-2 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced

3 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro or Parsley, Minced

1 Tbsp. Fresh Mint, Minced (Optional)

1 tsp. Ground Cumin

1 tsp. Paprika

1 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Ground Coriander

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

for serving Pita Bread


In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the pita bread. Form into meatballs, each about 2 inches in diameter. Skewer each meatball on a bamboo skewer, then wet your hands with cold water and mold the meat into a cigar shape about as large as a man's thumb. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Grill the kebabs, turning once, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature when read on an instant-read meat thermometer is 160.

Warm the pita bread on the grill before serving, if desired.

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