You've gotta make these smoky grilled kebabs. The recipe is loaded with flavor and is super easy to make.

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I have been made these grilled kebabs on stories the other week, and they were so good I had to make them again and post this recipe. We call them “Ka-Bobby’s”, they are highly seasoned and a crowd favorite.

I used pasture raised ground pork, but any ground meat works for this recipe. Add a bunch of spices and a big spoonful of red curry paste and your kebabs will be juicy and flavorful.

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Juicy Kebab Recipe

How To Make Grilled Kebabs

Start off with 2 pounds of ground meat, if using beef, try to get 80/20 or at least 85/15, the fattier the better. That is why I used ground pork, it’s fatty and juicy.

To the ground meat, add smoked paprika, ground turmeric, a dash of cinnamon and my secret ingredient, red curry paste. You can find red curry paste by the ethic condiments, I always have it in my pantry. I normally get the thai kitchens brand, but they were out at whole foods, so I tried one from panage thai. It’s basically a flavor bomb, loaded with lemongrass, lime leaves, and more.

Mix the meat with the spices well and allow to sit in fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight so the flavors can develop.

Preheat grill to medium-high. Form the mixture into 4 long kebabs and place a skewer in the middle. Make sure the kebab mixture is evenly on the skewer from top to bottom. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water first. I used metal skewers.

Spray the kebabs with avocado oil or what I used, ghee oil spray from 4th & heart. Grill with the lid down for 8 minutes, flip, and cook another 8 minutes, or until cooked through.

Allow kebabs to rest for 5 minutes then serve. I served with a wild rice salad with roasted cauliflower, recipe coming soon.

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Grilled Kebabs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: arabic
Keyword: grilled meat, kebab, kebabs
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Bobby Parrish

How to make juicy and smoked grilled kebabs loaded with flavor.



  • 2 pounds ground pork or beef
  • 4 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped mint & parsley
  • Salt
  • Ghee or avocado oil spray


  1. Add the ground meat to a large bowl along with all of the ingredients and 2.5 teaspoons of salt. Mix well and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour, ideally 3-24 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high, or if using a traeger grill like I did, heat to 400F with the grill grate at the lowest setting. Form the kebab mixture into 4 equal portion and wrap the meat around the skewers. Make sure the meat is evenly spread out from top to bottom of the skewers.
  3. Spray the skewers with ghee spray and place oiled side down on the grill and close the lid. Cook for 8 minutes, spray the other side with more ghee, carefully flip kebabs, close the lid, and cook another 8 minutes. Remove from grill and allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.

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