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Ground Beef Kebabs (Grill or Oven)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Pre-soaking skewers
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These Ground Beef Kebabs are SUPER easy to make, whether you're grilling for a summer bbq or baking them in the oven year-round. This recipe uses a few cheap ingredients you probably already have, but they'll be the hit of your next potluck or dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: bbq recipes, kebab recipes
Servings: 12 kebabs
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: Myra
  • 15 wooden skewers (optional)
  • 2 lbs ground beef* (or a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley (or 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or a few cloves of fresh garlic, minced)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Pre-soak wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes if using.

  2. Preheat grill, or preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using clean hands until well combined (don't overmix).

  4. Gently form meat into oblong patties, either on the pre-soaked wooden skewers or on their own.

  5. Grill for about 20 minutes, carefully turning the kebab with tongs half way.  Cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F using a meat thermometer.**

  6. OR Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F using a meat thermometer.***  Then broil for a minute or two to brown the meat.

  7. Let kebabs rest (tented with foil, if you want) for a few minutes before eating so that juices redistribute throughout the meat.

  8. Serve with bbq side dishes, rice, garden salad, soft pita bread, veggies and hummus or tzatziki. 

  9. Enjoy! :)

Recipe Notes
* Don't use all lean ground beef for this recipe - it will be way too dry.  Either use medium ground beef, a mix of medium and lean, or a mix of ground beef and ground pork.
** If you're making grilled kebabs, lightly oil your grill.  If you're baking the kebabs in the oven, use a foil lined pan for easy clean up, and give it a light spray with cooking oil if you like.
*** My instant read thermometer is one of my FAVOURITE kitchen tools.  Read about why:  The $10 Kitchen Tool That Revolutionized the Way I Cook


Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Kebabs (Grill or Oven)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 252mg11%
Potassium 230mg7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.