Delicious Recipes

Beef Kefta With Melon Slaw

Posted on: 05/09/2015

Beef Kefta With Melon Slaw.fw

Prep time: 15 min

Inactive prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 9 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy


1/2 cup lightly packed whole-wheat sourdough bread cubes

1/4 cup walnuts

2 medium red onions; 1 grated, 1 halved and thinly sliced

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons dried mint

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

1/2 cup fresh parsley

1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck

1/2 firm ripe cantaloupe, cut into matchsticks

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing


Soak the bread in water for 10 minutes; squeeze dry and pulse in a food processor with the walnuts, grated onion, 1 teaspoon paprika, cinnamon, mint, cumin, cayenne, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add 1 tablespoon dill and the parsley; pulse until smooth.

Knead the spice paste and beef in a bowl. Form into 8 egg-shaped pieces, then flatten into 1/2-inch-thick oval patties. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, soak the sliced red onion in ice water; drain.

Toss the cantaloupe, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, onion slices and the remaining 1 tablespoon dill and 1/2 teaspoon paprika in a bowl.

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Brush the patties with olive oil. Grill about 5 minutes; flip and continue grilling until cooked through but still moist, 4 more minutes. Serve with the melon slaw.


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