I’m Armenian and Beef Luleh Kebobs are a traditional Armenian food. So it was natural that when I started eating a more traditional, nutrient dense diet, this was the first recipe that I tweaked. I didn’t have to tweak it much, after all, beef luleh kebobs are basically ground beef with finely chopped onions and spices. You really can’t go wrong. The tweak that I made was to use half ground beef and half ground organ mix. I get the organ mix from Novy Ranch at my local farmers market. It’s a mix of Beef heart, kidney and tongue. Organ meats are a very nutrient dense part of the animal and I try to incorporate them into recipes whenever possible.
My son is not the biggest meat eater (sigh). Except for the occasional hamburger or strip of bacon, he doesn’t eat that much meat… except when I make these luleh kebobs. He calls them his favorite food in the whole world! He doesn’t know or care that they’re a low-carb, nutrient dense meal. All he knows is that they’re tasty!
- 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
- 1 lb. grass-fed organ mix (if you can't find the mix you can have the butcher grind it for you)
- 3/4 yellow onion
- 1/4 cup fresh parley
- 1/4 fresh mint
- 1 pastured egg
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperDirections:
- In a food processor, add the the onion, parsley, mint, spices. Pulse until finely chopped and mixed.
- Add the ground beef, organ mix and egg. Pulse until all the ingredients are fully combined.
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
- Wet you hands slightly and grab a little less than a handful of the luleh kebob mix. Form it into sausage shape about 5" long and about 1" thick.
- Place on the baking sheet and repeat step 4 until you have all the luleh kebobs on the baking sheet.
- Place under the broiler (I set mine to 350). Cook for about 10 minutes, then turn them over and cook the other side for another 5-8 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don't over cook and burn.
- Remove from the oven and serve!
- A word about the nutritional information listed for my recipes. It is calculated automatically by the plugin-in that I use to display the recipes on The Healthy Hubby web site. While I believe it to be fairly accurate, since they are generated automatically, don't take it as gospel.
As always, if you make them, leave a comment and let me know how they turned out!