Indecision Kebabs


  • Makes0 servings

Hamburgers. Hot dogs. No, hamburgers. No. Definitely hot dogs. Don't bother trying to decide. Make these.


  • 500 g lean ground beef

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped onion

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 4 hot dogs

  • 1/2 cup mustard, (any kind)

  • 1/2 cup ketchup


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, chopped onion, and salt and pepper, until thoroughly combined.

  • Now, cut the hot dogs into - in. (1 cm) chunks. Each hot dog should give you about 12 pieces. (If your children are toddlers, cut each hot-dog chunk in half lengthwise to avoid any possibility of choking, or simply cut each cooked meatball in half when you serve it.)

  • By hand, mould about 2 tsp. (10 ml) of the ground-beef mixture around each piece of hot dog, covering it completely and forming it into a perfectly innocent (and decisive) looking meatball. Like, who would suspect? If your child is helping you, make sure he squishes the hamburger mixture very firmly onto the hot dog so that it doesn't come apart on the grill and, as always, make sure he washes his hands after handling the raw meat. Thread 4 to 6 meatballs onto each bamboo skewer until they're almost touching each other, but with a tiny bit of space between them so that they cook evenly.

  • In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup and mustard (continuing with the indecisive theme) and brush the kebabs generously with this mixture. Grill kebabs over medium heat, turning to grill all sides evenly, for 15 to 20 minutes, basting occasionally with the ketchup-mustard.

  • Serve with additional ketchup-mustard for dipping. I mean, how could you decide which one to use?

This article was originally published on Jun 01, 1999

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