Recipe Meatball & pineapple kabobs


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17 May 2022
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This is one of my favourite kabob recipes. They are best grilled, but you can make them on a grill pan indoors (although this can be tricky - make sure your skewers aren’t too long to fit in the pan)! This recipe is from The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet & Greta Podleski.


1-1/2 lbs ground beef
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
3 tbsp finely minced onion
1 tbsp finely minced cilantro (omit if you’re not a fan)
1 egg
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp grated gingerroot
1 tsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1/3 cup bbq sauce (use your favourite or whatever’s in the fridge)
5 tsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp grated gingerroot
2 tsp liquid honey
1 tsp sesame oil

32 1-inch chunks fresh pineapple
32 1-inch chunks bell peppers - you can use a couple different colours to make it pretty

Equipment: 8, 12-inch metal skewers

Method: Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well (using your hands works best). Preheat oven to 400 degrees and form meat mixture into 1 to 1-1/2 inch meatballs - you will need 32 total but will probably get a few extra. Place on a sprayed or lined, rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 15-18 min. Allow to cool a bit.

Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.

Preheat grill to medium-high. Thread meatballs, pineapple, and bell pepper alternately onto the skewers in the following order: meatball, pineapple, pepper, then repeat 3 times (so each skewer has 4 each meatballs, pineapple pieces, and pepper pieces).

Lightly oil grill and grill skewers 12-15 min, turning and basting generously with sauce every 2 min. Serve hot!

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