• 2 Servings
  • 10mPrep Time
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Meat
  • Main Ingredient : chopped beef
  • Chef : Almaz Yigizaw

Kitfo is seasoned chopped beef, mixed with ground chilies and herbed butter. Often served raw (kitfo tere), it may also be lightly sauteed (kitfo lebleb) or cooked till well-done (kitfo yebesele). The name means β€œto chop finely; mince.”


  • 1/2 pound beef knuckle or chuck, freshly chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • l/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 2-l/2 teaspoons melted herbed butter
  • Mitmitta (dried ground chilies), garlic and salt to taste


Combine all ingredients, mixing for about 5 minutes. Serve raw or saute to desired doneness.