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Greek Lamb Skewers

These Greek Lamb Skewers are a simple recipe made with ground meat and spices. Throw the kebabs on the grill then pair with a salad or yogurt dip for an easy BBQ dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 216kcal
Author Taryn Solie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pound ground lamb

Instructions

Items Needed:

  • Measuring spoons
  • A small bowl
  • A medium bowl
  • 6 metal skewers (or wooden skewers)
  • A grill

Directions:

  • Turn on the grill (we cooked these on a Traegeto 400 degrees F.
  • Measure out the spices into a small bowl with measuring spoons and stir to combine.
  • Place the ground lamb in a medium bowl and pour in the spices.
  • Mix with your hands to get everything well combined, then separate the mixture out into 6 portions of roughly the same size.
  • Start forming the portions of lamb into roughly a 3 inch oblong shape, then place the skewers through the middle and finish shaping the meat around the skewer.
  • Once you have all the skewers formed and the grill has come to temperature, place them on the Traeger grill and cook them for 15 minutes on one side, then 10 minutes on the next. Check the temperature to make sure it's 160 degrees F - if not, cook in 5 minutes increments until temperature is reached.
  • Remove from the grill and serve while still warm!

Notes

- If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them for several hours ahead of cooking the meat, otherwise your skewers will completely burn up.
- If cooking these on a gas grill, cook over medium heat for 10 minutes on each side, then check the temperature. If the temperature is not at 160 degrees F yet, cook in additional 5 minute increments until temperature is reached.
- To make this in the oven, put a cooking rack in a sheet pan then place the skewers on the pan. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F then start with 10 minutes on 1 side, flip and cook 10 minutes on the next. Measure the temperature at that point (since oven temperatures can vary significantly) and cook in 5 minute increments until the lamb reaches 160 degrees F.

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.3mg