Annessa’s Mini-Cheeseburger Kabobs

Dinner, Lunch | November 17, 2020

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A perfect Mini-Cheeseburger Kabob with the Best Sauce Ever. Great for diabetics. Flavorful for everyone. No bun needed. Cheeseburger flavors accomplished.


  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons minced dried onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 16 small cheddar cheese cubes
  • 16 dill pickle chips
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, any color


  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


  1. Prepare grill by brushing with oil and heating to medium-high. In a medium bowl, add beef, dried onion, garlic powder and salt. Gently mix with hands until ingredients are evenly incorporated. Shape into 16 (1 ounce) balls, firmly packed.
  2. Place meatballs on the grill. Cook for 3 1/2 minutes each side, turning once, or until desired doneness. Remove from grill onto a plate. Sprinkle Worcestershire sauce over meatballs and let them rest 5 minutes.
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small serving bowl.
  4. To make the kabobs: carefully skewer one meatball on, followed by a pickle, cheese cube, tomato, and another pickle, cheese cube, and tomato. Add on a second meatball.
  5. Serve kabobs immediately with sauce! Enjoy!

Pro tips:

– waiting until meatballs are fully seared on the grill makes them easier to flip. Use a spatula to gently turn them over.
– make sauce the night before and store in the refrigerator. It gets one step out of the way, and the sauce tastes even better the next day!
– use stacker pickles instead of pickle chips to create a different-looking kabob. Weave stacker on to skewer by folding it a few times.

prep time: 15 minutes
total time: 25 minutes

Serves: 8
Serving size: 1 kabob (2 meatballs, 2 cheese cubes, 2 pickle chips, 2 cherry tomatoes) with 2 tablespoons sauce

Nutrition facts: Calories 229, Total Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 398mg, Potassium 133mg, Total Carbohydrate 3g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g, Protein 16g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 9%, Calcium 12%, Iron 9%


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