Monday, April 14, 2008

Spicy Ground Beef Kebabs

Serves 4: 
Finely dice 1 onion (i used white, i think it wanted green...) so if you use white, only use 1/4 to 1/2 of it
Finely dice 1 clove of garlic
Finely dice 7 oz red pepper (i used half of the pepper)
Add all above to 14 oz ground beef
add 1 egg, 3 tbsp breadcrumbs, 1 tsp thyme
Knead the mixture until it becomes smooth paste.  Season generously with salt, pepper, and hot paprika powder.

Make 8 small sausage shaped rolls (3.5 inches) with slightly oiled hands.  Stick on metal or wooden skewers and cook under a hot broiler for 8-10 minutes.  (we cooked ours on the bbq)

Delicious with a salad :)

This came from a cook book a picked up from ikea, that has 365 recipes for the year.  They were quick and easy to make, and enjoyable to eat.  i think variations on flavor would be a great experiment.  Also some sort of dipping sauce... but a fun recipe now that summer is near.

1 comment:

Emily said...

These were really tasty! I used half ground lamb and half ground beef in the mixture for a Greek spin. We ate them with a Greek Cucumber yogurt sauce and homemade pitas. Mmmmm. We grilled them too, and I was afraid they would fall off the skewers but they came out. Phew! Didn't have hot paprika, just used regular.