Mediterranean Meatball Skewer

Mediterranean Meatball Skewer
Servings: 4 Prep 25 mins Grill 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 8 fresh baby artichokes
  • 16 cherry tomatoes

Make It

1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic, thyme, mustard, 1/8 tsp of the salt and 1/8 tsp of the pepper until well blended. Set aside.

2. In another bowl, mix together beef, beaten egg, Parmesan, bread crumbs, remaining 1/2 tsp salt and remaining 1/4 tsp pepper until well combined. Form into 24 meatballs, about 11/2 inches in diameter.

3. Slice off stem and top third of each artichoke; discard. Peel and discard the few top layers of leaves until artichokes are light green. Slice in half.

4. Thread meatballs, artichokes and tomatoes on eight 10-inch skewers. Brush generously with dressing. Grill on medium-high 12 minutes, rotating a few times, until meatballs are cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 519, Fat, total (g): 28, chol. (mg): 137, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 32, fiber (g): 10, pro. (g): 38, sodium (mg): 1024, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.