BBQ’ed or grilled meat on sticks makes people happy. I am sure there is a study out there somewhere. Have you ever been to a dinner party and a tray of skewered meats goes by??? People lose their minds. Anything you grill on a stick makes people happy. I think its a caveman thing. Truly. It doesn’t really matter what sticks you use. It could be traditional wooden or metal skewers or maybe something a little more exotic like lemongrass or branches of rosemary.
This weekend my kids were involved with these. They were a huge hands on help forming the meat around the skewers. We love Chevaps. We buy them regularly from DS Meats in Ajax Ontario. This is our homemade version.
We used a combination of ground beef and pork. Plus assorted herbs and seasonings. There is no recipe.
Its all up to your own personal tastes. I walked to the herb garden and grabbed chives and thyme which seem to be thriving in our garden this year. A couple of minced jalapenos and garlic were added as well. Pulsed everything in a food processor with kosher salt and black pepper and added to the meat mixture. Then I took about 2 handfuls of the meat mixture and pulsed it in the mini chopper. Its a nice way to get a different texture from the meat. Its also holds the meat together well acting as a binder.
We also added Vegeta. Vegeta is a staple spice in our household pantry. Using an ice cram scoop ensures that each portion of meat will cook in approximately the same time.
I used metal skewers with the intention of putting them on the Big Green Egg. One problem I had no charcoal left. Ugh. Are you kidding me?? I was shocked but sadly it was true no charcoal – must pick up more Basques this week!!
Off to the traeger!
About halfway done…
Slathered with Joey Mac’s Amberque. love this stuff. Great on well… everything.