Grilled Hamburger Kebabs
 
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These tasty morsels make a great appetizer, a savory meat to toss on top of a salad, or wrap in mini buns for a slider.
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Recipe type: dinner or appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef (or mix ground meat of your choice- lamb, chicken, turkey, pork)
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. Kosher sea salt
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. taco seasoning* (I buy mine in the bulk section)
  • 15-30 6-inch bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 15 minutes
  • High- heat oil (such as avocado oil), as needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to 400° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the beef, onion, garlic, Kosher salt, pepper, and taco seasoning. Take care to just emulsify the ingredients but not overwork them.
  3. Divide the meat mixture into 32-35 little dumplings.
  4. Skewer each (usually 1-2 will fit) one through the middle, pressing the meat on if it seems loose.
  5. Scrub the grill grates and wipe clean with an oiled cloth.
  6. Very lightly brush the skewers on all sides with a little oil.
  7. Grill over direct heat for about 2 minutes on the first side, and about 1 minute on the other side (for medium done-ness).
  8. Serve immediately with dipping sauce of your choice.
Notes
*I often vary the spices that I use. If I'm going to serve with a BBQ sauce, I'll omit the taco seasoning and just use salt and pepper and maybe a little smoked paprika and cayenne pepper.
One could also add bacon bits and shredded cheese. These are very versatile, so consider this a canvas and you're the artist!
Recipe by HealthNut Nation at http://www.healthnutnation.com/2015/09/03/grilled-hamburger-kebabs/