Photo: Alex Farnum
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 6

Sunset reader Michael Furukawa, of Menlo Park, California, gave us this recipe—he suggests also trying it with ground chicken. His version resulted in long sausage-shaped kebabs, but we opted for meatballs—they're easier to handle and don't take long to cook.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler. Gently mix meat, lemon zest and juice, seasonings, onion, garlic, and bread crumbs in a medium bowl just until combined.

Step 2

Form meat mixture into 18 balls (about 2 in. each) and slide 3 onto each of 6 metal skewers. Put on a baking sheet and brush with oil.

Step 3

Broil, turning once, until browned and done the way you like, 10 minutes for medium. Serve meatballs with hummus, pita, and green salad.

Step 4

*Find ground sumac, made from tart red edible sumac berries, in the spice aisle of well-stocked grocery stores.

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Ratings & Reviews

MrsLuque's Review

March 26, 2013
Amazing! I haven't had much experience making lamb. This recipe was easy and tasted SO good and fresh and lemony (I think the sumac is supposed to add lemony flavor). My husband loved it too. Will definitely make this again!

kokoalle's Review

April 20, 2012
We love this dish! I've made it twice and the whole family loves it, even my 2 and 6 year old ;) I haven't had sumac each time I've made it, so I substituted chili powder. That worked well. Served with a home made Greek Salad, hummus (we love Trader Joe's!) and naan bread and its a full meal. An under 30 min meal too! Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)