Authentic Persian Koobideh Kabob کباب کوبیده اصیل ایرانی

Arguably, the most iconic and popular Persian (Iranian) dish, Koobideh Kabob is also our most requested recipe to date! This is hands down my son’s most favorite Persian dish as well and he is always requesting it. Like most of you, I make Koobideh occasionally and have not developed the muscle memory of a professional Koobideh maker but have developed a list of recommendations and tips to help you make a delicious koobideh. Watch closely to learn these tips and techniques, especially when I don’t follow my own advice and it becomes a lesson itself!

Koobideh Kabob Recipe
Grilled ground beef with shredded onions
Makes: 6 9-inch skewers


For Koobideh Kabob
— 2 lbs. Ground beef (80/20 fat content)
— 1 small White onion
— 2 tsp Salt
— 1 tsp Fresh ground pepper
— 8 – 10 Firm Roma tomatoes (1 per person)

For Kareh Taub basting sauce
— 1/4 cup Saffron solution (1/4 tsp ground saffron + 1/4 cup hot water)
— 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
— 1/4 tsp Ground cumin
— 1/2 cup Water
— 1/2 cup Onion juice (optional)
— 1/3 cup Fresh lime juice
— 1 stick Unsalted butter
— 1 tsp Salt
— 1/2 tsp Black pepper