Mains, Outdoor Cooking

Korean BBQ Style Beef Koftas with Asian Slaw

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Korean BBQ Style Beef Koftas with Asian Slaw


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Soy, Sesame

Recipe tags


  • 500g minced beef
  • 25g panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 4 tbsp Gochujang paste
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, lightly crushed, divided
  • Sea salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 300g white cabbage, finely sliced
  • 300g red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, finely grated
  • ½ small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, halved, seeded, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 30g bunch coriander, leaves and stalks chopped
  • 6 x 30cm wooden skewers
  • 1 ½ tbsp sunflower oil

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  • Step 1

    To prepare the koftas, in a large bowl, add minced beef, bread crumbs, garlic, spring onions, ginger, Gochujang paste, sesame oil, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon crushed sesame seeds, salt, and pepper and mix until well combined

  • Step 2

    To prepare the Asian slaw, in a medium bowl, add both cabbage, carrot, red onion, red chilli, lime juice, coriander, salt, and pepper and mix until well combined. Set aside

  • Step 3

    Evenly divide the kebab mixture 6. Then mold each portion around the skewers, coming up about halfway.  Brush all sides with sunflower oil

  • Step 4

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid

  • Step 5

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid.

  • Step 6

    Turn dial to GRILL. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set the temperature to MED and set time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 13–17 minutes)

  • Step 7

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open lid, and add skewers to grill. Close lid to begin cooking

  • Step 8

    When the unit displays FLIP, open lid and flip the skewers. Check for doneness after 6 minutes

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, open lid, remove skewers from grill and serve hot sprinkled with remaining crushed sesame seeds and Asian slaw