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Beef kebab with Israeli salad on a plate

Kebab Skewers

Posted by: Ari Laing

Easy grilled beef kebab skewers! It doesn't get simpler or more delicious. Mix ground beef, ground veal, onion, parsley, cinnamon, and sumac to form the meat mixture. Add club soda (yes, really!) to lighten the texture, then form into oblong patties on skewers and grill on all sides. You will love these for lunch or dinner with lots of tahini and Israeli salad! GF, DF, Whole30

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Beef kebab skewers on a plate
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Kebab Skewers

Easy grilled beef kebab skewers! It doesn't get simpler or more delicious. Made with ground beef, ground veal, onion, parsley, cinnamon, and sumac. Add club soda to lighten the texture, then form into oblong patties and grill on all sides. You will love these for lunch or dinner with lots of tahini and Israeli salad! GF, DF, Whole30
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: beef kebab, kofta kebab
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • Grill
  • Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground veal
  • 1 sweet onion minced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • ¼ cup Club soda
  • Tahini for serving

Instructions

  • Mix the kebab ingredients. Place all kebab ingredients in a medium bowl, then gently mix until combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    Mixing ground beef and veal in a mixing bowl
  • Form the kebabs. Divide the meat mixture into 10 equal portions, then hold the skewer in one hand, while using the other to mold the meat around the skewer. Each kebab should be about 5-6" long and 1" thick.
    Precooked kebabs
  • Heat the grill. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat. When hot, either coat with grill spray or brush with olive oil. The easiest way to do this is to pour some olive oil on a crumbled up paper towel, then use grill tongs to rub the paper towel across all the grill grates.
  • Grill the kofta. Place kebabs on the grill, leaving a little space between each, then cook until browned on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side, for a total of 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
    Beef kebab skewers on a plate

Notes

  • Ground meat: can substitute beef and veal with chicken, lamb, pork, or turkey.
  • Onion: Make sure to finely mince the onion. If you prefer even less texture, grate it instead!
  • If you don't have skewers, you can still form the kebabs into an oblong shape and grill according to instructions. Alternatively, shape them like burger patties and enjoy in a fluffy pita!

Nutrition

Serving: 2kebab skewers | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 2238mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg
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