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Mini Kebabs Recipe or Mititei
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 18
Author: Florentina
  • 1 lb ground lamb or beef organic grass-fed at room temperature
  • 1 tsp sea salt + more to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • leaves The from 10 thyme sprigs
  • 3-4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 3 tbsp sparkling water
  • 1 jar best chimichurri recipe
  1. In a mixing bowl combine well all of the mini kebab ingredients. Oil your hands with some olive oil and shape the meat into 18 mini kebabs, about the size of your thumb. Set them on a platter.
  2. Have a hot grill or cast iron griddle sizzling and ready to go. Add the mini kebabs and cook them on medium high heat until golden brown all over, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Serve hot with chimichurri sauce, creamy mustard and this saffron yogurt sauce. Make some golden rustic potatoes as a side dish if you like. Have toothpicks available for guests to snatch their own mini kebabs as they walk around.