Meatball Bobs

We usually think about skewered hunks of beef for a classic shish kabob, but why not meatballs...everybody loves a meatball. Actually cultures like the Greeks and Turkish often grill meatballs, so if you've never tried it - well like I said, everybody likes a meatball.


2 lbs. lean ground sirloin
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons dried herbs such as oregano or basil or a mixture
1 egg
1/2 cup dried plain breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
Mayonnaise (regular or low-fat)


Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix with hands just until ingredients are nicely combined (do not overmix). Form into Ping-Pong sized balls and arrange on skewers (this will make about 36 meatballs). Chill until ready to grill.
Brush meatballs with a coating of mayonnaise (this will prevent them from sticking and falling apart on the grill). Grill until meat is done, turning once.  Serves 6, figuring 6 meatballs per person.
Serving suggestion: This goes absolutely perfectly with a side of cooked spaghetti tossed with diced tomatoes, olive oil, seasonings and grated Parmesan.