I love Arabic food! Growing up in the Middle East I grew up with Kaftas, Kebabs, Seekhs and so much more. In this recipe I made burger patties with Middle Eastern spices and fire them up on my charcoal grill. These are stuffed into a pita with a tahini sauce!


Kafta Burger

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  • 1 cup diced Onion
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 lb ground Beef
  • 1 lb ground Lamb
  • 2 tbsps Kafta spice
  • 1 tbsp red Aleppo peppers
  • 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt or to taste
  • 2 tbsps minced Garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped Parsley
  • 1 tbsp white Pepper


  • Add the tsp of salt to the Onion and add to a cheesecloth to drain out excess moisture – you can also give it a little bit of a squeeze to get started.
  • Add the beef and lamb to a bowl
  • Add the kafta spice, red aleppo peppers, cinnamon powder & salt
  • Add the onion after the moisture has been removed
  • Add the garlic and parsley and mix
  • Add the white Pepper and add this in.
  • Grab a fist full of the meat, make a flattened patty and stack these between sheets of parchment paper.
  • Stack the patties between parchment paper and freeze
  • Cook on a coal BBQ
  • Cut pita pockets in half and serve these stuffed with kafta burgers, tahini sauce and some greens