Grilled Kebabs (The Culmination of our Mediterranean Feast)

YES!  I have been wanting to post this beauty for so long!  But I was devastated by the realization that I didn’t write down the recipe OR the website I based it off of!  I didn’t want to make stuff up, but it was just so good that I just HAD to share it with you.  I was going to look through the pictures and pray it jogged my memory when I got a text message from my daddy (who, if you have been following my Mediterranean posts you will know is the genius behind these recipes!!) with a link…he found the original!!!  I’m so stoked!  Let’s not waste time and get down to it, because I know you are going to love this!!

Adapted from

So, here’s what you need:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion, grated (it would probably work minced too, but I grated it just to try because I have never heard of doing that before!)
  • 6 (at least) garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 C Parsley, Chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Herbs:
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Oregano, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp rosemary, minced
  • AND/OR (if you are low on fresh herbs like we were)
  • Tbsp Greek Seasoning
  • Tbsp Herbs De Provence or Za’atar
  • Bamboo Skewers

And here’s how you do it!  (It’s best if you have someone to make it with, it’s a very fun group activity ;))

  1. Soak your skewers while you prep!  You don’t want them to light on fire while on the grill! 😛
  2. Prep your herbs and veggies as mentioned above.
  3. Combine everything in a large bowl!  (Simple enough, right?!)
  4. Form into sausage-type shapes and skewer!  (See pictures, my daddy shows you how!)
  5. Place on a preheated grill and cook until you get it just how you want it…works well medium!!
  6. Serve Gyro style in warm pita with hummus, tzatziki, red onion, lettuce, feta…whatever else you can think of!  Great with a good cucumber/tomato salad as well!


I was so lucky to find Grass Fed Beef at our local Aldi, it was only like $4!  That’s really good for organic grass fed, isn’t it?!  Woo hoo!  Kebabs

Anyways!!!  Put those beautiful meats into a large bowl!  I don’t know about you, but I love lamb so much!!  I can’t believe I went so long without having it in my life!

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Add the rest of your ingredients

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What did you choose for the herbs?!

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Mix it all up with your hands till combined, then make into sausage-like shapes.  See my daddy’s mad skills!!  I love those hands that are so worn from how hard he has worked for me!

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Skewer it!

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Put 2 – 3 per skewer…

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Place on a hot grill and cook until done, medium to well done 🙂  Aren’t they pretty?!  Okay, maybe more just….fantastically yummy looking?!

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Serve Gyro style in a pita with hummus, tzatziki, red onion, feta, lettuce, etc…whatever you can think of!  Oh I guess tomatoes would be good too, hehe.  (My faithful followers know they aren’t my fave ;))  Isn’t that so appetizing?!

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This is my attempt at an artsy photo.  This is my beautiful hunk of kebab in the foreground…with my beautiful hunk of husband and my daddy in the back ground haha!!  See how they are DEVOURING?!  That’s cause this is FREAKING DELICIOUS!  Hehehe…I hope you enjoy!

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Super Simple Tzatziki

You may have noticed that my blogs are taking on a Mediterranean trend.  Well.  There is a reason for that.  All of these come from the same meal…my father, my husband and I had a Mediterranean feast when he was here to visit!  It’s my daddy’s favorite sort of meal.  In fact, the last Father’s day I spent with my family, the two fathers decided that they wanted to make their own Mediterranean feast…so they cooked for themselves on Father’s day, just to have it the way they wanted it, haha!!

Because this is one of my favorite sort of feasts, and it is so fresh and flavor packed and there are not too many “controversial” ingredients in them to make you feel guilty…I want to give you all the tools I know how to give so you can recreate the beautiful experience for yourself!   So…what Mediterranean Feast would be complete without Tzatziki?!  Here you go, with your third tool for your feast…

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So, here’s what you need:

  • 2 C Greek Yogurt
  • 1 C Cucumber, diced and preferably seeded
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (I thought this was verging on too much lemon, but my husband thought it was perfect!)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • A generous sprinkle of dill weed (Original calls for fresh dill, which would probably be even better, I just happened to not have any, but the dill weed still worked great!)

And here’s how you do it!

  1. Prep your veggies.
  2. Combine and chill!  Whoooooooo eee!  That was difficult haha!

Enjoy it whatever way you see fit!  As a snack, as a dip, on a gyro.,..

Tzatziki 1Dice your cucumber!

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Add your yogurt (sorry this picture is so fuzzy, I didn’t realize until just now!  I probably smudged the lens with my grubby food-covered fingers haha!)

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Add the rest of the ingredients, and STIR!

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Yummy!!  Now let it chill until you are ready to serve!  Tzatziki is best if it has had a chance to sit and chill for at leasxt a few hours!!!  ENJOY YOUR MEDITERRANEAN FEAST!!