Grilled Meatballs Recipe

Grilled meatballs are so worth the time and effort. Grilling them makes for a fun new way to enjoy them.


stuffed meatballs:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 medium red onion, diced very finely
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese, coarsely shredded
  • 1 zucchini squash, cut into 1.5" cubes
  • 1-2 red bell peppers, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1-2 yellow bell peppers, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1" pieces
herb mixture:
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the Meatballs except for the cheese.  Mix until well combined.  Separate into 9 meatballs of approximately even weight.  (This is very important so that the meatballs all cook in the same time on the grill.)
  2. Working with 1 meatball at a time, flatten it out into a large disc.  Add a small amount of shredded cheese to the center of the disc.  Carefully roll the sides up until the disc is again shaped like a round meatball.
  3. Thread meatballs, zucchini, peppers, and onions onto 6 skewers.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the Herb Mixture in a small bowl.  Mix until well combined.
  5. Place kabobs on grill, and brush the veggies with approximately half of the Herb Mixture.  Grill over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes. 
  6. Rotate kabobs, and brush the veggies with remaining Herb Mixture.  Continue grilling for another 5-6 minutes, or until meatballs are done. 
Homemade Meatballs Picture

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Food Safety Tip: Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F degrees.

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Author: David Dial
Recipe Yields: 9 meatballs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 meatballs
Servings Per Recipe 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 486
Calories 773

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 61g
  Saturated Fat 20g
Sodium 1161mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 39g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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