Grilled Mediterranean Meatballs

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Grilled Mediterranean Meatballs
Grilled Mediterranean Meatballs
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  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 10 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 60 minutes


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high.
  2. Pulse the onion and parsley together in a food processor; drain liquid from the mixture and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Mix ground beef, chili paste, sumac, salt, and pepper with the onion-parsley mixture; divide and roll into 1-inch balls.
  4. Thread meatballs, red pepper chunks, and red onion wedges alternately onto the skewers.
  5. Grill kabobs until meatballs are cooked in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Mealthy tip:

Instead of (or in addition to) bell peppers and onions, chunks of eggplant and zucchini would be delicious on these skewers.  


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September 12, 2017 at 12:59am

Jen the Mighty says:

As soon as I saw grilled meatballs and sumac I was sold on this recipe. For some reason, even though I make burgers on the grill, it never occurred to me to grill meatballs. What a revelation! Don't forget to soak those bamboo skewers so that they don't catch on fire!