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These Moroccan-inspired spiced meatballs lace ground beef or lamb with savory spices, fresh herbs, and roasted garlic. Grill or broil them for a smoky char and serve over quinoa for a healthy dinner that's not short on flavor. Vijay, Recipe Hunter

Vijay Nathan, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter and Chef

THE RECIPE

Moroccan Kefta Kebab

The flavors of Morocco in a meatball

Kefta is traditionally a meat mixture, often of beef or lamb, mixed with savory spices like cumin, paprika, and even a bit of cinnamon for some warmth. You can form them into round meatballs or, more commonly, into log-shaped kebabs that are perfect for wrapping up inside of a pita or your favorite flatbread. In this Moroccan-inspired version, Sarah seasons ground beef or lamb with a combination of spices and fresh herbs. And, instead of using any type of binder, she adds grated onion to the mixture which not only keeps the the meatballs moist but also adds an onion-y flavor throughout. If you have a grill (and the weather is still warm enough outside), grill the kefta until just cooked through or, just broil them for a couple of minutes on either side. Serve with flatbread or on top of quinoa or cous cous with a dollop of tzatziki for a delicious AND healthy inspired meal.

THE CHEF

Sarah Lee

Food Blogger and Amateur Photographer

Sarah Lee from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends

I grew up eating Korean food. I enjoy the spiciness, the saltiness and the comfort it brings. I love introducing Korean flavors to dishes from around the world and making Korean food more approachable.

Sarah is the blogger, photographer, and cook behind Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends where she shares her sometimes-fusion, sometimes-classic cooking adventures with us from her kitchen. Originally born in Seoul, South Korea and moving to the U.S. when she was 7, Sarah’s style is heavily influenced by her Korean-American upbringing so many of her recipes put a Korean twist on other culture’s classics or sometimes are just authentically Korean. One of the things we love most about Sarah’s style is that she’s not afraid to experiment with whatever looks good to her and, lucky for us, she shares those recipes with us!

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THE TIP

How to Make Roasted Garlic

Roasting garlic brings out its natural sweetness and deep flavor. Here's how to make roasted garlic by wrapping the heads individually and baking them.

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