Kofta kebabs are popular in the Middle East, with "kofta" (or "kefta") referring to "pounded or grounded" meat preparation. Meat, vegetarian, or seafood kofta can be made since "kofta" refers to the preparation methods.
Scoop up a portion of the mixture and shape it around a wooden skewer. Press the meat to cover the length of the skewer and set it aside. Repeat this process until all of the beef mixture has been used.