A Mouth-Watering Twist on Ground Beef Grill Recipes

If you’re tired of the same old barbecued dishes and are looking to spice things up this summer, we have just the recipe for you. These Ground Beef Kebabs are not only super easy to make, but they are also a delicious alternative that will impress your guests at any potluck or dinner gathering. Whether you’re grilling for a summer barbecue or baking them in the oven during the colder months, these kebabs are sure to be a hit.

Beef kebabs on skewers, with grape tomatoes, red onion and cucumbers in Serving Dish.

A few weeks ago, we received an email from a reader asking for some unique barbecue recipes. She mentioned how much she enjoyed grilling because it kept her kitchen clean, and we couldn’t agree more. Grilling is not only a great way to keep your kitchen mess-free but also a highlight of the summer season. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this mouth-watering recipe.

A Flavorful Twist on Classic Kebabs

I’ve always been fascinated by the incredible kebabs I’ve tasted in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Their unique blend of flavors and textures inspired me to create this recipe. The best part is that you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

To keep things affordable and accessible, this recipe focuses on using ground beef. However, feel free to experiment with different types of ground meat, such as pork or a combination of lean and medium ground beef. The goal is to create a juicy, flavorful kebab that is perfect for grilling or baking.

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Serving Suggestions

One of the joys of making kebabs is the variety of delicious side dishes that you can pair them with. Personally, I love serving these kebabs with soft naan or pita bread, fresh veggies, and a creamy, cool cucumber dip like our Homemade Tzatziki. You can also try it with garlicky toum or a drizzle of our Green Goddess Dip/Dressing if you prefer to have them with rice.

Grilling or Baking: The Choice is Yours

Beef kebab Ingredients on White Background.

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of preparing these delicious kebabs. If you’re using skewers, soak them in water for about half an hour to prevent them from burning. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees F or preheat your oven to the same temperature.

In a bowl, combine ground beef (or your preferred meat), egg, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Gently mix everything together, making sure not to overmix.

Next, take a small portion of the meat mixture and form it around the skewer to create oblong patties. If you prefer, you can simply shape them into long patties without using skewers.

Forming beef kebabs onto skewers.

For oven baking, place the kebabs on a lined cookie sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Make sure to turn them once in the middle. Use an instant read thermometer to check if the center of the meat reads at least 165 degrees F.

If you’re grilling, place the kebabs directly on the grill and let them cook until a nice sear forms on the bottom. Flip them over and continue cooking until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

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Platter of beef kebabs, cucumber, red onions and grape tomatoes.

The Perfect Meal for Any Occasion

These kebabs are incredibly versatile and can be served on their own or as part of a larger barbecue spread. Pair them with traditional barbecue side dishes, serve them with rice, or enjoy them with soft pita bread, hummus, tzatziki, and fresh vegetables. The options are endless!

So, the next time you’re looking for a delicious twist on your summer grilling experience, give these Ground Beef Kebabs a try. They’re easy to make, packed with flavor, and guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this mouth-watering dish!

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