Arabic Kofta and Vegetable Wreath


4 lbs ground beef


2 tsp Black pepper

3 tsp Allspice seasoning

3 tsp Seasoned salt or too taste

2 red onions

1 -2 jalapeños depending on how spicy you like it

8 cloves of garlic

1 bunch of cilantro

1 bunch of parsley

2-3 tsp roasted cumin seeds

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

2 tsp pomegranate molasses

3 Roma tomatoes sliced in rounds

2 Potatoes sliced in rounds

2 Japanese Eggplants sliced in rounds

2 zucchini sliced in rounds

1/3 cup olive oil

Pine nuts


2 tomatoes

2 tbsp Tomato paste

Salt to taste

2 Garlic cloves

1/4 cup Olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp red pepper flakes


Take all the marinade ingredients and purée them in your blender. Take them out and mix it in your ground beef. Now add the pine nuts and combine well. In a round baking pan line it with parchment paper now make small meat patties and alternate meat, potato, meat, zucchini, meat tomato, meat, eggplant. Keep going till it’s filled up and looks like a wreath. Slice a red onion thinly and layer it on top. Now make the sauce. In the same container that you made the marinade in put all the ingredients for the sauce and blend. Now pour it on top of the meat and veggies. Cover and bake at 450 for 40 min. Uncover and bake till done. Invert it onto a dish and either garnish with sundried tomatoes cut up or pomegranate kernels. Serve with Egyptian rice and or a crisp salad with a yogurt sauce. Take a pic and don’t forget to show me some love and tag me please.

* to make it keto friendly omit the potatoes and serve over salad instead of rice