Grilled Meatball Kebabs

Barbecue cooking
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 Portions (4-6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
315 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 Portions (4-6 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 29g
Calcium 173mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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 to 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 to 3 minutes. 

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