Ngoc Minh Ngo
Total Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Moroccan meat skewers, or kefta, are made with beef and formed into sausage shapes. Our variation uses pork rolled into little meatballs.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ratings & Reviews

CandaceCH's Review

January 01, 2012
Not sure I would serve these to company, per se, but they were great for a quick and yummy pork dinner! I halved everything, and I cooked them as I would meatballs (not on skewers). Very, very, easy.

SusanBlossom's Review

September 21, 2010
Cook's Illustrated has tested the soaking or not soaking of skewers & deemed it unnecessary to soak them. Now that's one little time saver!

DaniB44's Review

April 26, 2010
The meatballs tasted amazing! They started falling off the skewers on the grill so we grilled most of them without skewers. Fast, easy, and so good!