Beef and Pork Kofta with Lemon Herb Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped mint divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley divided
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ghee melted, or use coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, onion, garlic, half of the mint and half of the parsley along with the paprika, cumin, coriander, cayenne, ginger and salt and pepper, to taste.
  • With your very clean hands, blend mixture thoroughly.
  • Squeeze about 1/4 cup of mixture onto a skewer; repeat this process until all of the meat has been used; set aside.
  • Lay out a large sheet of aluminum foil wrap and brush with melted ghee (or coconut oil).
  • Place the meat skewers in a single layer on the foil then fold it over all of the skewers; seal edges to form a pouch.
  • Place the pouch on the grill and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning it once; remove from grill and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before opening.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining mint, remaining parsley and salt and pepper to taste along with the lemon juice, and olive oil; drizzle mixture over the grilled skewers and serve.
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