Beef Kebab

beef_kebabMakes 4 servings
Hand’s-On Time: 30 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Suggested Accompaniments
Gingered Spinach
Yogurt, tomato. fresh limes and mint

1 1/2 lb ground beef
2 cups minced onion
2 tablespoons minced gingerroot
3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup cilantro chiffonade
1 large egg
1/2 tablespoon garam masala
2 tablespoons minced green chile pepper
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
Kosher salt
3 tablespoons canola oil

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Form into 6 large pattiesHeat a grill or griddle to moderate high heat. Brush the kebabs with oil, place on grill and cook on both sides until required doneness.

Cook’s Notes
Kebabs come in many forms in India – some on a skewer, some more like small hamburger patties.

Garam masala is one of the spice mixes that is commonly used in Indian cooking. It’s a finishing spice that’s always added at the end of a recipe. You can find it on line:

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2 Responses to Beef Kebab

  1. Rene Eife says:


    Love this recipe. I caught it on CREATE TV today 6/3/2012. Where can we find the recipe for the suggested accompaniments?

    Thanks for your great show and all the years you’ve dedicated to teaching us. What great cooking lessions I’ve learned from you.


    • Sara Moulton says:

      Can you give me more details about the accompaniments? I think this must have been from season one of my show and I don’t remember all the side dishes.

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