Grilled Meatball Kebabs

Barbecue cooking
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Ratings (5)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
315 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
29g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These meatball kebabs are great by themselves or as a filling for a fantastic meatball sandwich. If using these kebabs as a filling, just add some provolone cheese and marinara sauce, and you'll have a great sandwich.


  • 1 pound/450 grams ground beef
  • 1 large onion (cut into chunks)
  • 1 large red or yellow bell pepper (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup/60 ml milk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  2. Combine breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes then squeeze out milk from breadcrumbs.

  3. Combine beef, cheese, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, and eggs in a large bowl.

  4. Add bread crumbs and blend well.

  5. Shape ground beef mixture into 16-18 meatballs, about 1-1/2 inches around.

  6. Skewer one meatball at a time alternating with pieces of onion and bell pepper.

  7. Place kebabs on a lightly oiled grill grate and allows for cooking for 10 minutes, rotating every 2-3 minutes. 

  8. Once meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165 F/ 74 C, remove from heat and serve.