My Global Food Challenge


Lebanese Kafta BBQ (Lebanon)

Yield: 6 Servings


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium onion, grated
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 wooden or metal skewers


Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. If using wooden skewers, soak in water.

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, parsley, cayenne, allspice, salt and pepper until evenly blended. Divide into 6 portions, and press around one end of the skewers to form a log shape approximately 1 inch thick and 6 inches long. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.

Link to My Post on Lebanon:

Cuisine: Lebanese

Main Ingredient: Ground Beef


Lebanon Cilantro and Garlic Potatoes (Lebanon)

Yield: 8 Servings

“A yummy Lebanese way of serving potatoes. These go great with chicken or meat.”


1 quart oil for frying, or as needed
4 large potatoes, cubed
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
salt to taste


Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). When the oil is hot, add potatoes, and cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cilantro and garlic; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. After draining the potatoes, add them to the skillet along with the cumin, lemon juice and salt. Stir to coat the potatoes, and serve.

Link to My Post on Lebanon:

Cuisine: Lebanese

Main Ingredient: Potato

File:Lebanon in Asia (-mini map -rivers).svg

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