Meat is ground together with spices & herbs, packed into an oven proof dish & covered with pine nuts, tomatoes, pomegranate molasses, fried potatoes, sumac & onion. It’s baked and enjoyed!

As you may know, I grew up in the middle east, I was born in Abu Dhabi and spent 8 years there before I went off to boarding school in India. Abu Dhabi and Dubai was my base till I got married in 1996 and immigrated to Canada. The aromas and tastes of middle eastern food is very familiar to me.

Also check out my Kefta Stuffed Tomatoes made with the same ground beef recipe! If you’re vegetarian or want to incorporate more plant based meals in your diet, you will love both my Falafel recipe and my deconstructed Falafel Salad. Both use the exact same recipe to a point and they are both super delicious!

Kefta Bake

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Meat mixture

  • 1 cup Parsley leaves
  • 1 cup white Onion
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 lbs ground lean Beef
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Aleppo Peppers or Arabic Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • 15 Tomato slices
  • 1/2 cup Pinenuts
  • 2 cups sliced Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Pomegranate molasses
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 cup sliced Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Sumac


  • In a food process pulse the parsley and remove
  • Add the onion and garlic and pulse
  • Add the meat, all the spices and salt and the parsley and process
  • Fry the potatoes on both sides
  • Grease a baking dish and add the meat mixture in a layer
  • Add the pine nuts followed by the slices of tomatoes
  • Add salt & pepper
  • Add the pomegranate molasses
  • Add the fried potatoes
  • Mix the onion and sumac together and add
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 – 40 mins