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Kefta Kebab Veggie Platter

This colorful barbecue dish is the ultimate crowd pleaser with it's incredible color, layout and powerful flavors! 

For the meat, we used a traditional Turkish recipe incorporating sumac and hot red chili peppers.  We combined lean beef with lamb to keep it healthier. 

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  • 6Servings



  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 pound ground lean beef
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Jamie Geller Sumac
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili peppers


  • 2 red onions, quartered
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 mini peppers


  1. Get your grill nice and hot.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the lamb, lean beef, onion, garlic, cumin, sumac, salt, pepper, parsley and chili pepper.
  3. Remove a handful of the mixture and form the kebabs on skewers. If you don't have skewers, form the kebabs into round patties, about half the diameter of a typical hamburger, although a bit thicker.
  4. Grill the meat and veggies to your desired done-ness.
  5. Build the platter by scattering the veggies evenly and placing the kebabs on top. With so many colors, it looks beautiful.