SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

4.6 of 5 (8)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 107.0
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.0 mg
  • Sodium: 185.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Middle Eastern Spiced Ground Pork Kebab calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Middle Eastern Spiced Ground Pork Kebab

Submitted by: MRICHTER2004

Introduction

A real crowd pleaser! These savory meatball style ground pork kebabs pack a lot of flavor! Ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Easy to make, kid friendly!

Serve with rice or in a pita with Tzatziki sauce. (Cucumber/Greek yogurt sauce). Double the recipe and cook and freeze for easy meals later in the week.
A real crowd pleaser! These savory meatball style ground pork kebabs pack a lot of flavor! Ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Easy to make, kid friendly!

Serve with rice or in a pita with Tzatziki sauce. (Cucumber/Greek yogurt sauce). Double the recipe and cook and freeze for easy meals later in the week.

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    Ground Pork, 16 oz (1 pound)
    3 slices of soft whole wheat bread, torn into small crumb size pieces
    Cumin, 3 tbsp
    Cinnamon, ground, 3 tsp
    Nutmeg, Ground, 1 Pinch
    Salt, 1 tsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tbsp
    Onions, raw, 1 small finely diced
    Garlic, 2 clove diced
    Fresh mint leaves, chopped, 4 tbsp

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 tbsp
    PAM Cooking Spray, Original, 1 second spray

Directions

1. Place the ground pork (can use ground chicken or turkey also) in a large bowl.

2. Add the bread, the cumin,cinnamon,nutmeg and salt & pepper.

3. Add fresh garlic, diced onions and the fresh chopped mint. Mix throughly with your hands until all the ingrediants are fully incorparated.

4. Make meatballs out of the mixture, next flaten the meatballs so they are more oval shapped and set aside on a plate.

5. Get a skillet and spray with Pam cooking spray. Add the olive oil and turn heat to high. Brown the meatballs in the skillet until brown on all sides.

6. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of water to the skillet, turn the heat to medium and cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until coked all the way through.

7.Serve with rice or in a pita with Tzatziki sauce which is a Greek cucumber and yogurt sauce.

Makes 14- 16 small to medim sized meatballs

*Double the recipe and cook and freeze for easy meals later in the week.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRICHTER2004.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! It's just my daughter and I in the house so it lasted for 2 meals and a lunch for myself. Sever it with pita & Tzatziki and a side salad topped with a Lebanese Lemon Salad Dressing I found on allreceipes.com. Will definitely make again! - 8/25/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these for dinner tonight after buying ground pork on sale and not knowing what to do with it. I wasn't sure about the 3 tablespoons of cumin as I was adding it - seemed like an awful lot - but trust the recipe, these were delicious! I switched out the bread for 1 cup of bread crumbs. - 5/10/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I cut back a bit on the pepper, and it was amaaaaaaazing! Made homemade tzatziki and ate it with the kebabs and a little spinach on a pita. - 5/5/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Very tasty. I did follow the recipe. I will be making this again. - 4/7/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Made this last week, didn't have ground cumin so I toasted 2 tbsps cumin seed and coursely ground them. I used more than a pinch of nutmeg and a pinch of ground cloves. Really good! Hubby doesn't like plain yoghurt so subbed sour cream. The cucumber brings it all together. Thanks! - 6/29/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This was delicious! I didn't have onions so I added a tsp of onion powder...and I only had about 2 tbls of mint, but still very very good! - 5/7/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Miam, made 6 patties, ate it with hummus and a pita bread. Great lunch. Will make again. Thanks, - 8/3/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    They don't eat pork in the Middle East. I will substitute lamb or beef... - 5/28/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No