Ground Beef Kabobs

These Mediterranean Ground Beef Kabobs are the perfect recipe for an easy quick dinner. They marinate rather quickly and are so easy to prepare and grill.

Try these other grilling recipes: Buffalo Ranch Chicken Kabobs, Juicy Grilled Chicken Kabobs, or Tender Grilled Chicken Thighs.

Ground beef kabobs on skewers in a plate with onion salad.

Easy ground beef kabobs

We really like to use ground meat often. Whether it be in a soup, a casserole or Ukrainian meatballs, there’s just something about ground meat that makes it easy to work with and still get the phenomenal taste.

These Uzbek kabobs are no different, it’s so easy to make these ground kebabs. No need to cut up meat and trim excess fat. All you have to do is the season the meat, set aside to marinade, add to skewers and grill. #YesPlease

Step by step pictures on how to make ground beef kabobs.

Mediterranean kabobs-

When grilling beef, you want to give it a good marinade and time for the marinade to penetrate into the meat, a lengthy process! Since the meat is already ground in this recipe, it makes it so easy and wonderful to grill. This recipe is a breeze.

Okay, so I will be honest with you. When I first tried this when my mother-in-law made them, I was not a fan. Coriander wasn’t a seasoning I was used to and it was a nogo for me. Now that I am used to Mediterranean spices, I love these and we have them often.

This onion salad is a must when making these kabobs. Yes, you read that right, onion salad. 🙂 🙂

Ground Beef kabobs with a Mediterranean twist. Served great with onion salad.

Can I use substitute the beef?

Though we use beef most often, ground lamb is just as delicious to use instead.

What kind of ground beef do I use?

Since these kebabs will be grilled. You need the beef to have some fat in it. I typically use either ground chuck which is 80/20 ration, or ground round which is 85/15 ratio lean/fat.

Ground beef kabobs on a plate with onions.

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What your favorite marinade for grilling? Please share in the comment below, I love to read about your family’s traditional recipes. 

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Ground Beef Kabobs

These Mediterranean Ground Beef Kabobs are the perfect recipe for an easy quick dinner. They marinate rather quickly and are so easy to prepare and grill.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinade Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 36 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: ground beef kabobs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner



  • Grate the onion on the side that has outward protruding edges. It gives the onion a fine grate. 
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well incorporated.
  • Cover and let marinate at least one hours (or overnight).
  • Form kebabs out of the beef, all similar in size. (To form, first shape a patty, then, out it around the skewer and tightly close and secure.)
  • Grill for about 7-9 minutes on medium/high heat, flipping as needed. 
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 529mg23%
Potassium 226mg6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 6 Comments
  • Svetlana P. 07/23/2019, 8:06 pm Link Reply

    Just want to say that this recipe is so easy to make and so so yummy. Thank you for sharing this recipe.😋

    • Valentina's Corner 07/24/2019, 12:07 am Link Reply

      Thank you for the feedback, Svetlana! I agree, this sure is a simple recipe but SOO good. =) Stop by and visit our online home again.

  • Noodle 07/12/2019, 10:07 pm Link Reply

    Remember to soak your wooden skewers in water ahead of time so they dont burn off while grilling!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/13/2019, 1:22 pm Link Reply

      Yes, thanks so much, Noodle. 🙂

  • jessica 07/10/2018, 12:57 pm Link Reply

    I have a few questions: should I add an egg to the ground beef? And would you recommend using wooden skewers? Thank you!

    • admin 07/10/2018, 11:45 pm Link Reply

      Jessica, since this recipe is grilled, no egg is needed. 🙂 Wooden skewers will work, just put two together or the meat will fall apart when flipping. 🙂 I hope you love the recipe.

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