Meatball Kebabs

Meatball Kebabs

Makes 14 kebabs


  • 675 g (11/2lb) lean minced beef

  • 1.25 cm (1/2") root ginger, peeled

  • 1 onion, roughly chopped

  • 2 green chillies, seeded and chopped

  • 5 ml (1tsp) mango chutney

  • 30 ml (2tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped

  • 2.5 ml (1/2tsp) poppy seeds

  • 5 ml (1tsp) garam masala

  • 5 ml (1tsp) chilli powder

  • 5 ml (1tsp) ground cumin


  • 300 ml (1/2pt) Greek style natural yogurt

  • 1/2 cucumber, finely chopped

  • 30 ml (2tbsp) fresh mint, finely chopped

  • 5 ml (1tsp) ground cumin

  • Pinch cayenne pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Using a food processor, finely blend the ginger, onion and chillies until almost a paste. If processor is not available, chop very finely.
  2. Add the minced beef, chutney, coriander, poppy seeds and spices and combine together. Divide mixture into about 28 portions and form into balls.
  3. Thread 2 balls onto each skewer (if using wooden skewers soak in water prior to use to prevent them from burning).
  4. Place under preheated grill and cook for 12 – 15 minutes turning occasionally.
  5. For minty yogurt dip, combine all the ingredients and chill prior to serving.

Serving suggestions

Serve with a fruity rice salad (using strawberries, avocado and spring onions) and yogurt cucumber dip.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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