Rating: 4.31 stars
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3

An extraordinary barbecue recipe to surprise friends and family. Serve with lemon slices and rice.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, onion, raisins, and parsley. Season with cayenne pepper, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, sugar, salt, and pepper, and mix well. Form into 6 flat sausages around skewers. Lightly brush sausages with oil; this prevents sticking to the grill.

  • Arrange skewers on hot grill grate. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, turning occasionally to brown evenly, until well done.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 19.5g; carbohydrates 10.8g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 70.5mg; sodium 260.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (94)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Mmmmm...so good. I actually used ground turkey, since I wanted a turkey burger but had never been able to make one that actually tasted good. These really hit the spot. I left the rasins whole and was generous with the spices--the contrast between sweet and savory is magical. I served them with a yogurt sauce with cucumber and parsley. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2005
It was alright. The flavor was nice and I enjoyed the sweetness. I might make it again someday. I didn't see the point of the kabob sticks so I cooked them as hamburger patties. I will probably not be making this again. Read More
(27)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Mmmmm...so good. I actually used ground turkey, since I wanted a turkey burger but had never been able to make one that actually tasted good. These really hit the spot. I left the rasins whole and was generous with the spices--the contrast between sweet and savory is magical. I served them with a yogurt sauce with cucumber and parsley. Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2003
Really enjoyed the flavor different from what I am used to.... very cinnamon-y. I don't have a grill so I used a George Forman Grill in my kitchen (I have used it before for burgers) They turned out really well - though I am not sure what the purpose of the skewers was.. could have just made normal burger patties. Would make it again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2005
It was alright. The flavor was nice and I enjoyed the sweetness. I might make it again someday. I didn't see the point of the kabob sticks so I cooked them as hamburger patties. I will probably not be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was really good. A nice change from the usual uses of ground beef. I was a little wary of the raisins but that turned out to be the best part! I served it with tzatziki sauce and greek salad and it complemented the meal perfectly! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2003
This was lunch today...and I must say it was great. I served it in pita bread with a green salad in the bread too. A "great" from all involved. Thank you Marlies....we really enjoyed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was really tasty. My sister made the meat into patties and we ate them as burgers on the grill. Even the raisin-phobic 3 year old ate them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2005
Really good. Great taste and aroma. I served it inside a warm pitas with Tzatziki Sauce and chopped onion tomatoes. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2003
An absolute hit! Wouldn't change a thing which is unusual for me. Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2008
I left raisins (was out of them)I too felt like I was eating lamb instead of ground beef. EASY just a LITTLE SPICY SWEET AND A NICE UNIQUE flavor. You could easily skip the skewers but it was a fun way to serve making presentation a little more interesting. I have used ground beef and ground turkey(not together);both are great! I served with a mayo/mustard/horseradish mix sauce. Thank you for sharing this one Marlies Monika! It is one to make again and again! Read More
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