Recipe: Beef Kofta served with Cous Cous

Mince is such a versatile product, from Spaghetti Bolognaise to rissoles to tacos. This recipe is for beef kofta (kebabs) which is a Middle Eastern dish and is a good alternative to hamburgers on the barbeque.


  • 1 kg grass fed beef mince
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 1 egg


  • Soak 12 bamboo skewers in cold water for at least an hour before use to prevent burning.
  • Combine mince, onion, garlic, juice, spices, nuts, herbs and egg in large bowl.
  • Roll heaped tablespoons of mixture into balls and thread three onto each skewer. Place skewers on a tray, cover, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Cook beef kofta on heated oiled grill or barbeque until browned all over and cooked through.
  • Serve on a bed of  Cous Cous, accompanied by  yoghurt combined with cucumber.
About Alison Clinch
Alison Clinch has 20 years marketing experience gained in small and medium size business. She is especially passionate about supporting local communities, communications, and brand management. In her role with The Free Range Butcher Alison is responsible for the company’s branding, promotion, advertising and website. Her experience in the kitchen and passion for good food also brings refreshing new ideas for our recipe suggestions. Initially working alongside her husband Ben at the farmers markets, Alison is more ‘behind the scenes’ now, and keeping busy with two young apprentices’ / kids, Tom and Georgia.

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