Spicy Pork Skewers

Spicy Pork Skewers Recipe
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Moroccan meat skewers, or kefta, are made with beef and formed into sausage shapes. Our variation uses pork rolled into little meatballs.


Makes 4 to 6 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 206
Caloriesfromfat 61 %
Protein 17 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 5 g
Carbohydrate 2.5 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Sodium 631 mg
Cholesterol 61 mg


1 1/4 pounds ground pork
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground paprika
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Soak 8 bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes (if using metal skewers, proceed to step 2). Drain and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the pork, garlic, cumin, paprika, onion, salt, and pepper. Form into small meatballs, each about the size of a golf ball, then thread the meat onto the skewers.

3. Lay skewers over medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes. Serve warm.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.