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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tahini Baked Kefta Dinner

I created my own version of this dish tonight and it worked really well. The flavour was amazing and the kefta was very filling.

An alternative way of eating this meal would be in a pita pocket with homemade tabbouleh, topped with the baked kefta. Or you can substitute tabbouleh for the tomato salad.
This is very healthy and very tasty too. Enjoy!

Tahini Baked Kefta

1 lb ground beef

2 cups burgher wheat, soaked for 20 mins

3 TBSP ground cumin

2 TBSP ground coriander

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp sumac

2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 onion thinly sliced

1/3 cup tahini sauce

1/3 cup water

1/3 cup lime (or lemon) juice

1 cup chopped parsley

8 cloves garlic, blended with 3 TBSP oil

2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1. In a bowl place ground beef, 1 tsp of the ground garlic and oil mix, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, sumac, salt, pepper, and burgher wheat – mix together very well.

2. Form into football shape (about 1 ½ - 2 TBSP meat mix), and fry until golden brown on each side

Place into a baking dish

3. Make a thin layer of the onions over top of the kefta’s

4. In a separate bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the tahini sauce, and pour over the kefta’s

Bake in a 400*F oven for 20 minutes

(Makes 18 Kefta)


2 cups rice, washed with enough water that when touching the surface of the rice, the water level comes up half way on the finger nail

2 TBSP lime juice

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp garlic and oil mix

2 tsp salt (or to taste)

½ tsp black pepper

Mix well and put to boil in a rice cooker. Stir once when the water is boiling.

Tomato Salad

3 tomatoes, washed and diced

1 onion, very thinly sliced

1 clove garlic blended with 2 TBSP oil

2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 TBSP vinegar (or use fresh squeezed lemon juice to taste)

Mix well together and serve with the Baked Kefta and rice


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