This recipe is “Sin on a Stick!” In my house we call this recipe Sin because it way too easy to be so good. It takes longer to soak your skewers then it does to grill these and make your rice. As the one who makes all meals, I don’t know why it took me so long to discover this tasty kebab that everyone will love.
So how did I discover this combo? Well , last March we were headed back from a sled dog race, that was held in Wyoming when we stopped at a truck stop to fill up the dog truck, that I found this sinful treat.
While being on the road for races the quality of food I eat is horrible. I could pre-pack meals, but there’s no time for that in between caring for the dogs. Plus we have to keep our body temps up to keep us from freezing. This trip was no exception as I survived on Lasagna, snacks and a surprisingly good continental breakfast at the hotel. All of us sled dog folks appreciated the hash browns, bacon, gravy and biscuits. Needing something healthy I packed up on the oranges and yogurt while I could.
So who would have thought that my second, I mean third (I forgot about the smothered calzone!) food surprise while on the road, would come from a gas station! Rachael and I were starving, so we decided to give these kebabs under the heat lamps a shot. The looked decent enough to eat, so we went for it. Rachael’s kebab was a sausage with green bell peppers and mine was meatballs with peppers and bacon. As we both plopped back into the truck and took a bite out of our kebabs, we both started laughing! At that time these truck stop kebabs tasted better then any other food we had ever ate. We quickly exchanged our kebabs to only start giggling again. Here we were, two hotties in our mid 20’s whoring our mouths out to cheap meat and veggies:) Even though we were in the middle of cow and farm country, I am sure that this meat and veggies didn’t come from the local farmers. Boo:(
But not even that lingering thought could stop me from enjoying those kebabs!
Grilled Meatball and Pineapple Kebabs (Sin on a stick)
- Frozen pre-cooked meatballs-3 balls per skewer (I always keep homemade meatballs in the freezer)
- Wood or Bamboo skewers
- 1 fresh pineapple diced or 1 large can of diced pineapples
- 1-2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Green bell Pepper (optional)
- Sweet Onion (optional)
The first thing that you will want to do is soak your skewers in water for about 20 minutes. This keeps them from burning in the grill. At this time you should also remove your meatballs from the freezer to defrost a bit. You want them to be able to be skewered.
If you are using a charcoal grill, now is the time to get it started. Other wise start arranging your meatballs and veggies the skewers the way you like. I like to keep mine simple with lots of juicy pineapple and meatballs.
When your grill is nice and hot place your kebabs directly on the grill and grill on each side for about 2 minutes each. I flip mine once I see grill marks. After the first flip I baste the meatballs with the sauce on each side and then remove from the grill.
At this point you should have some of the tastiest kebabs ever. Your meatballs and BBQ sauce should have formed a nice caramel crisp, while the insides are juicy. I love to serve these with some rice and extra BBQ sauce for dipping!