adana kebab4

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Kebobs are so simple to make and, while they may be small, they pack so much flavor. They can be eaten as is, or made into a pita sandwich. What I love about kebobs, is the juiciness that they have. This recipe I created can be used to make the kebobs both outside on the grill as well as indoors. They are also fun to make as you use your hands to combine the ingredients and shape them. They’re the adult version of Play-Doh. Try yours today!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Serves 6-8


2 pounds of ground lamb or any ground meat of your choosing

1 small red onion, minced

1 red bell pepper, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon sumac

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 teaspoons coriander

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Olive oil


  • Start a medium-high flame on a grill, I prefer charcoal grills as it brings out the flavor more. If you do not have a grill or cannot use one, the griddle top of an oven can also be used
  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and knead with your hands until mixed

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  • Shape them along skewers until they resemble sausages
  • Using a brush, spread the olive oil over, lightly coating them


  • Add the kebobs on the grill or griddle top and cook them until they are brown all over, about 5 minutes on each side depending on the flame
  • Serve with pita and yogurt sauce or you can make a simple meal out of them by adding some bread and sliced tomatoes
  • Enjoy!


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