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Grilled Sweet and Sour Meatball Skewers

Make a healthy meal on a stick with these amazing Grilled Sweet and Sour Meatball Skewers. The meatballs are made with lean ground beef, grated yellow squash, and ginger with a fantastic healthier sweet and sour marinade.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb. Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat (or any kind of flour)
  • 1 small grated yellow squash (or green), squeezed (~1/2 cup squeezed)
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, large

For the Marinade/Sauce

  • 1/2 cup organic ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (optional)

For the Skewers

  • 2 large bell peppers, any color
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • squeeze of lime juice (~1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 pineapple, cubed

Instructions

  1. First, prepare meatballs. Place Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef, white whole wheat flour, garlic powder, ground ginger, salt, and egg into a medium-size bowl.
  2. Then, prep yellow squash by finely grating (we used a cheese grater). Place shredded squash on top of 2 pieces of paper towel and squeeze out as much excess moisture as possible. Measure and then add around 1/2 cup of shredded squash into the bowl.
  3. Mix with a wooden spoon or your hands until combined. Using a heaping tablespoon, scoop out meat and roll into balls. Place into a large container or casserole dish and set aside.
  4. Next, prepare sauce by mixing together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Remove 1/3 cup for later. Use the remaining sauce to pour over meatballs. Toss. Place in fridge and let marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  5. While the meatballs are marinating, prepare veggies and fruit. Slice 2 bell peppers and a red onion into large, square pieces. Then, season with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and lime juice. Slice pineapple into square chunks.
  6. Once you’ve got everything prepped you can make your skewers! Alternate between veggies, pineapple, and meatballs.
  7. Preheat grill to 425ºF. Lay a piece of tin foil down and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place skewers on tin foil and let grill for 15 minutes, rotating skewers every 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with a grain of choice!

Notes

Makes 10-12 skewers depending on how big your meatballs are.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 skewers
  • Calories: 429
  • Sugar: 42
  • Sodium: 2261
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 59
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 30

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