Indulge in the rich flavors of Eritrea with our unique take on Kitfo, a traditional dish that tantalizes the taste buds with its blend of savory spices and tender beef. Savor the meticulously minced beef, mixed with a harmonious medley of spices such as mitmita and seasoned butter, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. Accompanied by injera, the traditional Eritrean flatbread, our Kitfo is a culinary journey you won't want to miss. Experience the vibrant culture and exquisite tastes of Eritrea with every bite of our Kitfo.

Here's a simple recipe for Eritrean Kitfo:


  • 500g lean beef (such as sirloin or tenderloin), finely chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons clarified butter (Niter Kibbeh)
  • 1-2 tablespoons mitmita (Eritrean spice blend, adjust according to taste)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Injera (Eritrean flatbread), for serving


Prepare the Beef:

1- Ensure the beef is finely chopped. You can do this using a sharp knife or a food processor.

2- If you prefer, you can lightly cook the beef by sautéing it in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Alternatively, you can leave it raw if preferred.

Season the Beef:

1- In a mixing bowl, combine the finely chopped beef with the mitmita spice blend. Start with a smaller amount of mitmita and adjust according to your taste preferences. Add salt to taste.

Incorporate Clarified Butter:

1- In a separate small saucepan, melt the clarified butter (Niter Kibbeh) over low heat until it's completely liquid.

Mix and Serve:

1- Pour the melted clarified butter over the seasoned beef mixture and thoroughly mix until all the ingredients are well combined.


1- Serve the Kitfo immediately while still warm, accompanied by injera on the side.


1- Enjoy your Eritrean Kitfo by tearing off pieces of injera and using them to scoop up the flavorful beef mixture.

Note: Traditionally, Kitfo is served raw or lightly cooked, but you can adjust the cooking time according to your preferences and safety considerations. Additionally, feel free to customize the spice levels and ingredients to suit your taste.

Nutritional Values:

here are the approximate nutritional values for the ingredients used in Eritrean Kitfo, per serving:

Lean Beef (100g):

  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Iron: 2.5mg
  • Sodium: 60mg


  • Excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle growth and repair.
  • Rich in iron, crucial for the formation of red blood cells and preventing iron deficiency anemia.
  • Contains essential vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins (B12, B6), zinc, and phosphorus, important for overall health and metabolism.

Clarified Butter (Niter Kibbeh) (1 tablespoon - 14g):

  • Calories: 120 kcal
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 0mg


  • Good source of healthy fats, including conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which may have various health benefits such as improved heart health and reduced inflammation.
  • Contains fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E, and K, important for immune function, bone health, and vision.
  • May enhance the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and antioxidants from other foods.

Mitmita Spice Blend (1 tablespoon - 7g):

  • Calories: 20 kcal
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 0mg


  • Many spices used in Kitfo, like mitmita, contain antioxidant properties that help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
  • Some spices may have antimicrobial properties, aiding in digestion and potentially reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses.

Injera (100g):

  • Calories: 198 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • Protein: 3.7g
  • Fat: 0.7g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sodium: 390mg


  • Made from teff flour, injera is gluten-free and rich in dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and preventing constipation.
  • Contains complex carbohydrates, providing sustained energy and helping maintain stable blood sugar levels.
  • Teff flour is a good source of iron and calcium, supporting red blood cell production and bone health.

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary depending on factors such as specific brands, cuts of meat, and preparation methods. Additionally, the nutritional values for spices are typically negligible as they are used in small quantities. Adjustments may be necessary based on individual dietary needs and preferences.


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