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Jordanian Beef Kefta

A simple and delicious recipe for Jordanian Beef Kefta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Jordanian
Keyword Middle Eastern, beef, baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 2 Lb. Ground Beef 75%lean/25%fat
  • 1 Yellow Onion split in half
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. Flat Leaf Fresh Parsley Italian Parsley, chopped/(curly parsley could be used instead, too)
  • Kosher Salt and Ground black pepper to taste (about two TO two and a half teaspoons salt and 2 tsp. Black pepper)
  • 2 tsp. Allspice
  • 1 tbsp. Oil + for brushing the baking pan
  • 1/2 cup Unseasoned Tomato Sauce /Or thinly sliced Tomato


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Half the Onion and cut about 1/4 of that half into thin slices, then the rest of the onion shred with a hand vegetable shredder OR chop, mince garlic and chop parsley, then add it to the meat.
  3. Add seasoning to the meat, salt, ground black pepper, and allspice.
  4. Drizzle Oil (any on hand) on top of the meat mixture and mix with your hands (use gloves if you wish).
  5. Now you can make meatballs, or simply brush a bit of oil on the bottom of the baking pan, then press down the meat mixture, from one corner to the other until it is equally spread.
  6. With two fingers, (index and middle) make little lines, from one end to the other. This will speed cooking process and in a way looks like boneless riblets.
  7. Spoon over tomato sauce, and spread equally on the top of the meat mixture, then place those thin onion slices on top, a sprinkle with a little more parsley and let it bake. OR USE fresh tomato slices, which you just place on top of the meat, it's recommended for tomatoes to be peeled if you wish to use it instead of the sauce. Sprinkle with just a dash more of salt and pepper, and allspice, just to season onion and tomato sauce/tomatoes.
  8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven. It will shrink from all the sides of the pan.
  9. Serve with rice or potatoes... Salad, and yogurt or even sour cream.