These Lebanese beef kofta spiced meatballs are a modernized version of the classic. Made with a flavorful spice mixture and fresh herbs, they are an addictive snack or a satisfying meal served with tabouleh or rice. Naturally paleo and Whole 30 compliant!
We had a few favorite spots in Arlington that we visited with frequency, but since moving to Frederick, MD in July, we haven’t yet had the chance to dive into the local food scene very much (although we did find a fantastic local brewpub and have been there twice). I’ve been having a serious craving for beef kofta, and this slightly modernized take on the classic really hit the spot. Juicy spiced meatballs smothered with tangy tahini sauce? YES.
The beef kofta was the dish that made me fall head over heels in love with Lebanese cuisine. While firmly in the savory category, there is a sweetness that subtly cuts through the spice and it makes this very simple dish incredibly addictive. I think that’s what I love most about Middle Eastern cuisine in general – simplicity. Lots of wholes, real foods. Little fuss. Incredible flavor.
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