Pita Beef Kebabs Recipe

Ready to kofta? Enjoy a ground beef pita pocket recipe with Middle Eastern inspired meatball filling (aka Kofta Kebab). Made with lean ground beef, fresh parsley, paprika and cumin that's served inside a pita and sprinkled with fresh veggies, feta and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy finish.

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  • Ingredients & Instructions



  • 4

    Fresh Signature Pita breads
  • 1

    lb. lean ground beef
  • ¼

    cup grated onion
  • ¼

    cup finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 2

    tbsp. olive oil
  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1

    tsp. ground cumin
  • ½

    tsp. paprika
  • ½

    tsp. dried oregano
  • ½

    tsp. salt
  • ½

    tsp. pepper
  • ¼

    tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1

    cup diced tomatoes
  • 1

    cup sliced cucumbers
  • ½

    cup hummus
  • ½

    cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼

    cup diced red onion


  • Step 1

    Mix together ground beef, grated onion, 2 tbsp. parsley, oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper and cinnamon until combined.

  • Step 2

    Divide meat mixture into 4 balls; form each ball into long sausage shape. Thread onto 4 large skewers, squeezing gently to form meat around skewer. Refrigerate for 10 minutes on parchment paper-lined tray.

  • Step 3

    Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Grill skewers for 8 to 15 minutes or until well marked and cooked through.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile warm pitas according to package directions.

  • Step 5

    Remove beef from skewers. Serve in warm pitas with tomatoes, cucumbers, hummus, feta, red onion and remaining parsley.

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