olive oil, for the grill
ground lamb or beef
small onion, grated
clove garlic, finely chopped
toasted pine nuts
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
kosher salt and black pepper
hot sauce, for serving
- Heat grill to medium-high. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.
- Soak 8 skewers in water for at least 15 minutes.
- Mix together the lamb or beef, onion, garlic, pine nuts, parsley, cumin, paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls and thread onto the skewers. Grill, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes. Drizzle with the hot sauce.