Egyptian Kofta Meatballs Recipe

Egyptian Kofta Meatballs

To this day, my mom’s Kofta Meatballs are one of the most delicious dishes at any Egyptian get-together! Once you go in for one, you won’t be able to stop. I could finish off a whole platter on my own, and luckily, I can do just that now that my mom taught me how to make them. It’s an incredibly easy recipe, with incredibly flavorful results.  

Egyptian Kofta Meatballs

The simplicity of this recipe comes from the fact that you can use a food processor to mix all the ingredients at once. The food processor will work to mince all the vegetables and then blend the ground beef in evenly. Afterwards, you’ll form the meatballs and pop them in the oven for about 25 minutes! Or if you prefer the kebab style, you can easily wrap the beef mixture around some wooden skewers and bake those instead. 

Egyptian Kofta Meatballs

The ingredients are so simple but when combined, they yield the most flavorful meatballs you will ever taste. So much so, that no sauce or gravy is needed. But it’s highly recommended to serve these with hummus and pita bread for the ultimate Egyptian meal. I’m hoping to get a good hummus recipe on my site soon, so stay tuned. But in the meantime, give these classic Egyptian Kofta Meatballs a try!


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Egyptian Kofta Meatballs Recipe

Course: MainDifficulty: Easy


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Making a classic Egyptian meal is easier than you think with this savory Kofta Meatballs recipe!


  • 16 oz ground beef

  • 1 onion

  • 1 bunch of parsley

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • ½ tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a large pan with parchment paper
  • Add the onion, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a food processor. Grind until completely minced
  • Add the ground beef to the food processor and grind until everything is mixed evenly
  • Roll the beef mixture into 20 even meatballs
  • Place the meatballs side by side on the prepared baking pan
  • Bake for about 25 minutes
  • Remove from oven. Serve with pita bread and hummus if desired!


Nutrition Facts

20 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.4g 3%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
  • Cholesterol 20mg 7%
  • Sodium 133mg 6%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 117mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.8g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
    • Sugars 0.3g
  • Protein 7.1g 15%
  • Iron 25%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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