Turkish Ground Meat Kabobs


  • 1 lb ground chuck or sirloin
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 tbs minced onion
  • 1 tbs parsley, minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 small zucchini, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh mint, minced
    • In a large bowl, combine the beef, rice, onion, parsley. salt, allspice, cinnamon and pepper. With you hands mix well until smooth. About 5 minutes.
    • Meanwhile if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes.
    • Shape the meat into about a dozen oval meatballs.
    • Thread the meatballs onto 4 skewers, alternating with the zucchini and red pepper.
    • Preheat the broiler or make sure you have hot  charcoal.
  • In a non metallic bowl combine the olive oil, lemon juice and the mint. Mix well.
  • Brush the kebabs with the oil mixture and broil 4 inches from the heat or cook over charcoal, turning frequently all the time brushing with the oil. About 10-12 minutes.


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