Middle Eastern Ground Beef Kebab




I love grilling kebabs for their ease and versatility. You can make your own, just the way you want them. The different ingredient combinations offers loads of tasty possibilities. Its a quick and easy meal!

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus 15 minutes resting

Cooking time: 5-7 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro), minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon shish kebab spices ( I used Shish Kebab Arabian Spice Blend from http://www.zamourispices.com); optional


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and let it stand for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill on high heat. Using damp hands, divide the meat into equal lumps about the size of a small orange. Shape each into a sausage and mold it firmly around the skewer.
  3. Grill the meat for 5-7 minutes, turning frequently. Avoid overcooking. The meat should be seared on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside.
  4. Serve with lavash or pita bread, fresh vegetables or tzatziki sauce.


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