Middle Eastern Style Beef Kebabs and Cous Cous Tabouli Recipe

How to make Middle Eastern Style Beef Kebabs and Cous Cous Tabouli


  1. Combine beef mince, spice mix, mint, egg yolk and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Using your hands, bring the mixture together and knead until just combined. Shape mixture into 12 x 12cm long sausage shapes and thread onto 12 greased metal skewers or 12 soaked bamboo skewers. Transfer to a plate and chill for 20 minutes to set firm.
  3. Meanwhile, place the cous cous and ¼ cup boiling water into a heatproof bowl. Cover and stand for 5 minutes or until the cous cous has absorbed the water. Using a fork, fluff to separate the grains. Stir the parsley, spring onion, oil, tomato and extra mint leaves into the cous cous until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Using a sharp knife, slice the cheeks off the lemons. Set the cheeks aside. Squeeze the remaining lemon over the cous cous tabouli.
  5. Preheat a char-grill to medium. Cook beef kebabs for 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally, or until golden and just cooked. Adding the lemon cheeks, flesh side down, to grill plate in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  6. Transfer beef kebabs and lemon cheeks to serving plates. Serve with cous cous tabouli.

Recipe courtesy of Australian Beef