Lamb & beef kebabs are packed with fresh ingredients and packed. with. flavor!

These kebabs come together in no time with simple ingredients but they are PACKED with flavor that you're gonna love!

I have had kebabs before. I don’t live under a rock. But I’ve actually never made them before. Until now. And I’m totally kicking myself in the ass because really, I’ve been missing out. I hate it when that happens.

These lamb and beef kebabs are so easy to put together. Yes, there’s some fresh ingredients you need to chop but not too much. The fresh bits make it though and they really shine in this. It is truly a flavor explosion in the best possible way.

I had them with naan and a homemade sauce. A tzatziki sauce,  a homemade slaw, or even baba ganoush. But you don’t have to. Seriously. I ate about 5011 of them just plain.

I can see this would made a delicious burger, meatballs, or tossed on a salad. Even meatloaf dudes.

And you don’t have to have a grill for this. I just like playing with my toys. You can easily just cook it on a grill pan or any old pan. Just. Do. It. Whatever it takes, get this recipe done!

Lamb & Beef Kebab

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 serrano, grated with micro grater or finely minced remove seeds for less heat
  • 1 medium/large red onion, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chile paste near the curry paste at the market
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 teaspoons ginger, minced or grated with micro grater
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped about a fistful
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1.5 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2-1.5 teaspoons cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • naan or pita

Instructions

  1. In a very large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the naan/pita.  Mix well, but don’t overmix it.  

    Set it in the fridge for a couple hours or up to a day before to let the flavors mingle and for the mixture to firm up.  I usually just do two hours, but if you’re prepping this for a crowd, you may want to do this the day before to lessen the workload.

  2. When you’re ready to cook, fire up your grill or grill pan over medium/high heat.  

  3. While it’s heating, form the meat mixture into logs, stuffing a wooden skewer inside.  

    When the grill or pan is hot, cook the kebabs until there is a golden color on one side.  Flip and get the other side to golden.  

    Just to be safe, break one apart to check for doneness.  

  4. Eat with a pita, naan, fresh veggies, in a lettuce leaf, whatever! 

Recipe Notes

I formed them into logs using an empty bottle.  I cut a soda bottle in half.  I stuffed the meat mixture into the top half then turned it over onto another bottle, with the bottom facing up.  I then stuck the skewer into the opening of the bottle and pushed down, pushing the meat out onto the skewer in a log shape.  

To get a visual, the video of how I did this is down below.

These lamb and beef kebabs come together in no time with simple ingredients but they are PACKED with flavor that you're gonna love!
These lamb and beef kebabs come together in no time with simple ingredients but they are PACKED with flavor that you're gonna love!

This recipe parties at: Weekend Pot Luck,

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11 thoughts on “Lamb & Beef Kebabs”

  1. Oh wow, these look super yummy Jaxx.
    Thanks for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your recipe at the party tonight and pinning too.

  2. These look absolutely perfect. I grew up eating various kebabs and just smelling them on the grill is enough to bring me back to childhood. Your looks gorgeous.

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