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Spiced Beef Kebabs with Lemon and Herbs

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef (or lamb, or venison, or whatever!)
  • 1 purple onion, minced
  • ¼ cup minced, fresh herbs (such as basil, cilantro, and mint)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • Combine the ground beef and onion in a bowl.
  • Then, add in the minced herbs. Yummy… look at those tasty herbs! I love the mint in here.
  • And then add in the cumin, lemon juice, lemon zest, pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper.
  • Use your hands to squish it all together. Squish, squish, squish. Sorry. Squish probably isn't a very appetizing word, is it? Mix. Ya, that's it. Mix, mix, mix.
  • Refrigerate the kebab mixture for 20-30 minutes. Then, preheat the oven to 425 (or better yet, warm up the grill!).
  • Remove the kebab mixture from the refrigerator and shape onto skewers. Shape however you wish. Mine ended up shaped like… well, come on now people.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden and cooked through. If cooking in the oven instead of the grill, it's nice to flip the oven onto broil for the last few minutes to really get the outside of the kebab nice and crispy.
Keyword beef, kebab