Middle Eastern Ground Beef Kebab

 

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

Enjoy!

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