Meal on a Stick Recipe
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Meal on a Stick Recipe

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"My husband and I were thrilled to receive a gas grill as a wedding gift from some church friends," relates Sundra Hauck of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "We love to grill these hearty meatball-and-veggie kabobs. Barbecue sauce gives them a slightly sweet flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 24 pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 8 plum tomatoes, halved
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into quarters
  • 8 large fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob: 351 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 742mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-5 minutes or until slightly tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the eggs, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs and curry powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide into 24 portions; shape each portion around an olive.
  3. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread meatballs and vegetables. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium-hot heat for 5 minutes on each side, brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce, until meatballs are no longer pink, turning once. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Meal on a Stick in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p8

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hackert User ID: 2616145 77488
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"Potatos need to cook longer in the microwave to allow the meat and vegetables to be done at the same time."

mariavt User ID: 4155641 85760
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Yum! Only problem-some of the meatballs fell off. I used at least 1/2 cup barbecue sauce and cherry tomatoes. Next time I'll use more veggies, maybe add some onions, less meat, the peppers were delicious!"

Fernflower User ID: 5960667 29981
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"I would make this again but I think I would add onion ."

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