Well-Fed from the Federal Way Farmers Market: BBQ meatball & veggie kebabs

This week’s recipe is the perfect summertime dinner.

BBQ meatball & veggie kebabs (Makes 12 meatballs = 6 servings)

By Vickie Chynoweth

Ingredients for meatballs

1.5 pounds ground beef, 85% meat 15% fat

1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1 large egg

2 tablespoons Brett’s Texas Style BBQ Sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Johnny’s seasoned salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Ingredients for sauce

2 cups chopped apricots Amador Farms

4 tablespoons honey Novo Bees

3 tablespoons Brett’s Texas Style BBQ Sauce

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce

Fresh ground salt and pepper

Ingredients for kebabs

Zucchini (1/2) Amador Farms

Cabbage (1/4) Amador Farms

Broccoli spears Amador Farms

Corn (2 ears) Amador Farms

Red onion (1) Amador Farms

Small red potatoes (20) Amador Farms



For vegetables:

1. Cut pineapple and vegetables into 1-and-a-half inch to 2-inch pieces.

2. Cook corn in microwave for 3 minutes, cool and cut into 1- to 1-and-a-half inch pieces. You will need 12 pieces of cut corn.

3. Place potatoes in medium bowl. Cover potatoes with water and cook in the microwave for 5-7 minutes to soften potatoes. Set vegetables aside.

For meatballs:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients. Using a fork, mix until well combined.

2. Use a 1/4 cup to measure meat mixture for each meatball. Using your hands form meatballs.

For sauce

1. In a medium saucepan, add apricots and the rest of the sauce ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. When apricots are soft, use a potato masher or the bottom of a glass to smash the apricots. Cook for another 5 minutes. Set aside.


Prepare grill for kebabs. Spray grill racks and kebabs with cooking spray oil. Make kebabs by skewering corn then alternating vegetables and two meatballs. End the kebabs with corn.

Cook kebabs over medium-high heat. Brush sauce on each meatball while cooking. Turn kebabs every 5 minutes, brushing each meatball with sauce on each turn. Cook 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Remove from grill. Serve with the remainder of the sauce.