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Kebabs With Attitude. These are a spicy, moist meat kebab, full of flavor and perfect for grilling! Herbs and spices take this BBQ recipe to another level.

Kebabs With Attitude! These are a spicy, moist meat kebab, full of flavor and perfect for grilling! Herbs and spices take this BBQ recipe to another level.

I'm always looking for new ways to enhance certain foods, making them fuller in flavor, using fresh ingredients and of course, creating recipes that are moist, have texture and taste.

In this recipe, I show you how to make your meat kebabs with some flavor combinations you may not have thought of using, all of which, when they are combined, ensure your kebabs will be juicy and succulent, and yet a little crispy on the outside.

These kebabs can be as spicy hot or mild as you like, or you can leave the chili out completely. This choice is yours!

I have cooked these ones on the BBQ, you can also cook them indoors in a pan or a hotplate, so you can have these at any time of the year!

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I made some Courgette/zucchini & mushroom kebabs to accompany the meat ones, real easy too!

Serve these kebabs with a simple Tzatziki or plain yogurt and chopped mint dip and enjoy!

? Ingredients

1 pound / 500 g Ground beef
1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Tomato puree
1 egg
Salt & pepper for seasoning
Generous handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped finely and or fresh basil leaves
Handful of mushrooms, chopped finely
1/4 Red chili pepper (mild heat)
1/4 Green chili pepper (mild heat)
3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 medium white onion
1 Teaspoon Mixed spice or Pumpkin spice.
1 Tablespoon olive oil for cooking

? Instructions

1. Firstly, finely chop all the ingredients that need to be chopped. I like to add everything to a food processor and set on pulse setting until all finely chopped.

2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and use your hands to mix everything in. Keep mixing for a good 2-3 minutes as this will help to incorporate everything and tenderise the meat.

Meatballs With Attitude
Meatballs With Attitude

3. Get a tray or plate and place some foil to cover it and oil the surface.
If using wooden skewers, soak them in some water to stop them from burning on the grill.

4. Depending on how many skewers you wish to make, you can do long or short kebabs.

Here, I made long ones. Take a handful of the mix and mould it around each skewer into a sausage shape. Squeeze a little to get the meat to shape and stay on the skewer. You might want to roll it on a flat surface to get a smooth shape.

TIP: It is after this stage the kebabs can be frozen. Wrap in parchment and then place in zippy bags.

Kebabs With Attitude. These are a spicy, moist meat kebab, full of flavor and perfect for grilling! Herbs and spices take this BBQ recipe to another level.

5. Cover the kebabs and leave in the fridge to firm up a little, about 30 -60 minutes, or longer if possible.

6. When you are ready for the BBQ, brush the tops of the kebabs with oil and roll them over.

Make sure the entire surface has a little oil to prevent sticking.

Then lift the kebabs using the foil and place on the grill with the foil under. I have used foil on the grill as the kebabs are a little delicate and may fall apart if you are not careful.

Once the kebabs have cooked a little, you can turn them over and cook all sides until done. As they cook, the kebabs will firm up and not be so delicate to turn.

Kebabs With Attitude. These are a spicy, moist meat kebab, full of flavor and perfect for grilling! Herbs and spices take this BBQ recipe to another level.

If using a hotplate or other cooking method, you do not need foil, this is just to stop the kebabs breaking up and falling through the grill!

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Here's the recipe if you'd like to make our zucchini and mushroom kebabs as you see in our photos.

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Kebabs With Attitude. These are a spicy, moist meat kebab, full of flavor and perfect for grilling! Herbs and spices take this BBQ recipe to another level.

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Kebabs With Attitude
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These are a spicy, moist meat kebab, full of flavor and perfect for grilling! Herbs and spices take this BBQ recipe to another level.

Servings: 5 - 6 Kebabs
Ingredients
  • 1 pound / 500 g Ground beef
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato puree
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning
  • leaves Generous handful of flat leaf parsley chopped finely and or fresh basil
  • Handful of mushrooms chopped finely
  • 1/4 Red chili pepper mild heat
  • 1/4 Green chili pepper mild heat
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 Teaspoon Mixed spice or Pumpkin spice.
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil for cooking
Instructions
  1. Firstly, finely chop all the ingredients that need to be chopped. I like to add everything to a food processor and set on pulse setting until all finely chopped.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and use your hands to mix everything in. Keep mixing for a good 2-3 minutes as this will help to incorporate everything and tenderise the meat.
  3. Get a tray or plate and place some foil to cover it and oil the surface.
  4. If using wooden skewers, soak them in some water to stop them from burning on the grill.
  5. Depending on how many skewers you wish to make, you can do long or short kebabs. Here, I made long ones. Take a handful of the mix and mould it around each skewer into a sausage shape. Squeeze a little to get the meat to shape and stay on the skewer. You might want to roll it on a flat surface to get a smooth shape.
  6. Cover the kebabs and leave in the fridge to firm up a little, about 30 -60 minutes, or longer if possible.
  7. When you are ready for the BBQ, brush the tops of the kebabs with oil and roll them over. Make sure the entire surface has a little oil to prevent sticking. Then lift the kebabs using the foil and place on the grill with the foil under. I have used foil on the grill as the kebabs are a little delicate and may fall apart if you are not careful. Once the kebabs have cooked a little, you can turn them over and cook all sides until done. As they cook, the kebabs will firm up and not be so delicate to turn.
  8. If using a hotplate or other cooking method, you do not need foil, this is just to stop the kebabs breaking up and falling through the grill!

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    Pam Mcclintock

    says:

    awesome. thank you. i think i will do the broiler, and i was just looking at your oven fries recipe so i think that will go with it,

    1. Hi Pam,
      yes, of course you can do in the oven, or I would choose the broiler? I think you call it a broiler? if you choose the oven, it’s best to place them on a rack so they dont sit in the juices when they cook, as they wont get crispy, but of possible, broil, or in a fry pan, (No oil needed as there is oil on them).
      You could serve them with some veggie kebabs, or oven roasted veggies, you know like my meal in a pan recipe? but without the chicken. A nice salad, and some fresh tzatziki (yoghurt & cucumber ) dip, or any dipping sauce you like. If you use chilis in it, i would suggest you go for a cooling yoghurt type of dip. You could also do your favourite homemade oven fries…I know you love those! the possibilities are endless!