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Lebanese Kafta & Potatoes

Hearty home meal, easy to prepare mild tasting ,kids love it


  • 1/2 Kg minced meat

  • 1 medium size onion (cut in quarters)

  • 1/2 bunch of Parsley

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp of: black pepper, pimento, cinnamon, nutmeg

  • 1 kg desire potatoes Peeled and sliced in circles

  • Small can of tomato paste

  • Salt/Pepper to taste


  • 1.

    Place minced meat , parsley and spices In a food procesor & mix well .

  • 2.

    Put little oil in a Baking dish (large fry pan) .

  • 3.

    Shape meat into meatballs then flatten them a little to obtain a small burger shape. Layer them in the bottom of the baking dish.

  • 4.

    Brown both sides of the meat

  • 5.

    Layer the sliced potatoes on top of the meat .

  • 6.

    Cover with water and boil until potatoes are cooked

  • 7.

    Add Salt and Pepper to taste

  • 8.

    Add tomatoe paste and boil further 10 minutes


Fresh Tomatoes can be used instead of tomato paste.
You can add 1 sliced capsicum and 1 slided eggplant on top of the potatoes before you start cooking.
Serve with crusty bread or better do it the lebanese way , with lebanese bread.
This dish can also be served with rice .

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
Hi Sal .. how r u ?? welcome to the site ..
this recipe souds like kefta we make back home, but with fresh tomamtoe slices on top.. love it..
Thanks dear and welcome again ;-)