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Five skewers of grilled Low-Carb/Keto Kefta Beef Kabobs on a white plate
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Keto/Low-Carb Kefta Beef Kabobs

Tender, garlicky, and grilled for maximum flavor, these keto and low-carb friendly Kefta Beef Kabobs are an essential part of summer grilling.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: beef, garlic, grilled, ground beef, kabobs, kefta, onion, skewers
Servings: 6
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup packed parsley leaves thicker stems removed
  • 1 small onion about 1/2 cup
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp mild (sweet) paprika
  • 1 tsp smoked hot paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg freshly ground
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Pulse the onion, parsley, garlic, and spices in a food processor until finely chopped and blended.
  • Mix the onion and spice mixture with the ground beef until well combined. Microwave a small bit of the meat to cook it, and taste it to check for salt and pepper. Add more as necessary.
  • Forming ping pong ball-size balls of meat, skewer the balls down the center and form the meat into a thick sausage shape around the skewer. Repeat until the meat is used up.
  • You can refrigerate the meat at this point for up to a few hours, or grill right away until medium-rare/medium, about 130-135F on a thermometer. Serve with tzatziki and enjoy!


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Net Carbohydrates: 1g