Mediterranean Beef Meatball Kabob Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mediterranean Beef Meatball Kabob Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Mediterranean Beef Meatball Kabob

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"Seasoned baked meatballs broiled on skewers are served in flatbreads with optional Mediterranean toppings like chopped cucumber or tzatziki sauce for a quick lunch."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg whites, parsley, water garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into sixteen 1-1/4-inch meatballs.
  2. Thread meatballs onto four 10-inch skewers. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 400 degrees F oven 18 to 20 minutes.
  3. Remove meatballs from skewers. Serve in flatbreads. Garnish with Toppings, as desired.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Tip:¬†Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  • Cook's Tip:¬†For easy cleanup, line bottom of broiler pan (not rack) with aluminum foil before baking meatballs.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 12, 2013

This is super tasty. I would have given it 5 stars but the directions are flawed and leave out the bread crumbs, eggs (although I used 1 whole egg and it was fine), and water that is listed in the ingredients list (I did not use the water though - my meat mixture did not need it) Additionally, it doesn't say to mince the garlic. I used an 80/20 meat as it is so much more flavorful than the lean stuff. I also used fresh flat leaf Italian parsley and 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic. I used seasoned bread crumbs and just 1/2 teaspoon cumin as it can be overpowering. I made the Greek Tzatziki sauce recipe from this site. The meatballs were full of flavor and held their own with the Tzatziki Sauce - they went very well together. I really think it is important to use fresh parsley and 1 tablespoon of garlic for best results along with a more flavorful meat like the 80/20. I cooked the meatballs at 425 for 15 minutes and they were juicy and delish! I broiled the flat bread until lightly toasted and topped with 4 meatballs, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and fresh parsley. We loved this meal! I served it with baked sweet potato fries which complemented the sandwich nicely! Great flavors! Thanks for a delicious recipe. I did notify allrecipes to the errors, so I'm sure they will correct the directions soon and I will change this to 5 stars then!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 11, 2014

Meatballs were ok but definitely need to find a better tzatziki sauce recipe.

 

17 Ratings

Aug 15, 2013

After reading the other reviews, I decided to add extra seasonings to the meatballs. I added some fresh oregano, fresh chopped mint, and onion to the seasonings already called for in the recipe. In addition to that, I used fresh breadcrumbs and milk and one whole egg. Served on warmed flatbread with store bought tzatziki and a combination of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, parsely, fresh mint seasoned with salt and some lemon juice. With my changes, my family enjoyed this dinner very much.

 
Aug 13, 2013

I love summer when my herb garden is raging. I added fresh mint, thyme and a little basil to this recipes beefball mixture. Brushed fresh garlic butter on the naan before I toasted it the last few minutes under the broiler as the meatballs finished off. Loaded on the fresh tzatziki sauce, recipe from AR and all these fresh toppings! We enjoyed every Greek Island Summer bite. Great Lunch or light dinner.

 
Aug 26, 2013

These were AMAZING. We like our sandwich's (or in the case, gyro) plain. It's also small because I made my own pita bread for the first time ever. I did add onion though. It was delicious!

 
Aug 13, 2013

I added some Greek Seasoning and used fresh minced garlic and parley and baked in oven as written. I also used the Tzatziki sauce on this website. My husband loved them and has already requested them again.

 
Aug 11, 2013

I thought this was a tasty basic meatball, but, the addition of the toppings are what made this dish. Based on the suggestion from other reviewers - I added some Greek seasoning to the meat mixture. Mine baked in exactly 18 minutes and resulted in a tender juicy meatball. I topped mine with cucumber, tomato, fresh parsley, green onions, feta cheese, and a simple tzatziki sauce made with fresh dill and lemon juice.

 
Jun 18, 2014

FANTASTIC! I used a whole egg instead of 2 whites, b/c I didn't want to waste the yolk, lol. Also, I added some fresh chopped mint and 1/2 of a grated onion to the meat mixture. The meatballs came out sooooo moist and delicious! I served them on the flatbread w/ tomatoes, onion, cukes and gyro sauce that I got from our Mediterranean market. These are a definite keeper...everyone LOVED them and I already can't wait to make them again~YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 406 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 30.7 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 694 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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