Kitfo refers to an Ethiopian spiced beef tartare. Likewise Kitfo refers to raw or very rare ground beef marinated in a very hot chilli powder. It is one of the national specialties of Ethiopia.

Other definition:
Kitfo refers to ground raw beef which is considered the dessert of the meal in Ethiopia. Kitfo was traditionally, the staple of Ethiopan diet, but nowadays and in the modern era, the elite members of the society shunned it in favor of cooked beef.