Grilled Mediterranean Meatballs

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Grilled Mediterranean Meatballs
Grilled Mediterranean Meatballs


Mealthy Tip

Instead of (or in addition to) bell peppers and onions, chunks of eggplant and zucchini would be delicious on these skewers. Try ground lamb instead of the ground beef for a different Mediterranean twist and serve with a tzatziki sauce. You can find sumac at spice stores or on It is a nice tangy spice that goes well in meat dishes like these meatballs or sprinkled on top of hummus.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 264 calories; 16g fat; 3.7g carbohydrates; 25g protein; 81mg cholesterol; 337mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat6g 30%
Trans Fat0.7g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat7.0g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 337mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 3.7g 1%
Dietary Fiber1g 3%
Protein 25g
Vitamin A19% Vitamin C48%
Calcium3% Iron17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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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!

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Laura Griffin says:

These are my favorite! Sumac is such an underrated spice, I am so glad that I was able to try it out in these meatballs. They were so easy to make, and perfect on skewers. These are also fantastic for casual gatherings.

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Sheila Long says:

I made these meatballs with ground turkey instead of beef and they were amazing... I used both sumac and za'atar (my favorites). Super awesome and tasty recipe.

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Sarah Gray says:

I made my skewers with eggplant and zucchini, great suggestion! I served them with rice and a tabouli salad, so good.

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Jeremy Hughes says:

Made a double batch of these skewers for a house party. I had no idea I was supposed to soak the wooden skewers in water first, but I've learned that it prevents the wood from cooking along with the food. Smart and useful tip!