How To Make Kefta Lebanese Style Meatballs

Lebanese Style Meatballs

Making kefta (Lebanese style meatballs) is a simple and easy way to bring a homemade Lebanese meal to your table. This is an irresistible recipe that would be a crime not to share. Filled with such savory flavors, once you try this, you will understand why this is my favorite meal.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 lbs of hamburger meat
  • 1 bundle of parsley
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 potato (medium size)
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cube of chicken flavor
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • White rice


  1. Peel potato and slice into circles.
  2. Fry potatoes in heated oil until brown and put aside in a large pot.
  3. Chop the parsley finely.
  4. Cut the onion into small pieces.
  5. Mix salt, cut onions, and chopped parsley with the hamburger meat until all ingredients are distributed evenly.
  6. Roll small balls out of the meat mixture. About the size of a golf ball. Mixture should be enough for about 25-30 meatballs.
  7. Fry the meatballs in heated oil for 4 minutes.
  8. Place the meatballs with the potatoes. Place the pot with the potatoes and meatballs on a heated stove.
  9. Add 1 cup of tomato sauce and stir ingredients gently for two minutes.
  10. Add 1 cup of water with the chicken flavor, and stir gently.
  11. Melt 2 full tablespoons of tomato paste and 1 spoon of salt in two cups of hot water then add to the pot.
  12. Peel tomato and slice into circles, then add to mixture.
  13. Add black pepper according to taste.
  14. Wait until food boils, then reduce heat to medium then cover pot until the sauce thickens. Add water if needed.
  15. Serve with white rice.

Wet your hands while making the meat balls so it won’t stick to your hands. Enjoy!


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