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 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

Rate This Recipe!

Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 Votes)
Like Us On Facebook


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

Recommended Equipment

Cooking Method:
, , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Ground Beef Recipes, Onion Recipes, Zucchini Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Beef Recipes, Pepper Recipes, Dinner Recipes
Recipe Yields:
9 meatballs
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:

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.

Around the Web

    More From Food Fanatic


    Spicy Chili Con Carne Recipe

    I like bigger, substantive pieces of meat in this chili, but feel free to cut the meat in smaller pieces if you'd prefer!

    Lasagna Bolognese Recipe

    This recipe includes the makings of bolognese, fresh pasta sheets and bechamel sauce. To make a lasagna bolognese that feeds 12, the...

    Turkey Meatballs Recipe

    Simple and healthy, turkey meatballs are the perfect topping for any pasta. Spaghetti, penne, bow tie... your call! This recipe is...

    King Ranch Chicken Recipe

    King ranch chicken casserole is a delicious example of comfort food. Read on for an easy, fun recipe that anyone can make at home.