• Helen Phillips

It's Still Summer (I think) Beef Kebabs

The great British summer can't make up its' mind. One minute there's a torrential downpour then blue sky and blazing sunshine! But never deterred the good British Bloke will always fire up the BBQ!

So I thought Beef Kebabs would go down well, BBQ or no BBQ!

Making your own burgers and kebabs like this you have full control on the flavourings, spice and level of fat in your food. So much better than shop bought, and really takes no time at all!

First, if you're using wooden skewers soak them in water. Otherwise once you start to cook your kebabs they'll burn!

Peel and roughly chop 1/2 onion and add to a food processor 2 cloves of garlic and briefly wiz until chopped. Then add 500g lean mince, 1 egg, handful of chopped coriander leaves, 1 heaped tsp garam masala and pinch of chilli flakes and grind of salt and pepper and wiz until combined.

Pre heat your grill or get the coals on your BBQ hot.

Shape the meat around 6 - 8 skewers (depending upon how big you want your kebabs. I found the meat mixture to be quite soft, so it was best to create sausages of the meat, lay a skewer on top and then shape the kebab, rather than trying to load meat onto a skewer!

Once your coals or grill is hot grill the kebabs for 10 - 15 minutes until cooked and browned, turning every so often so the meat cooks and browns evenly.

Serve with salad, sweet potato fries and retro coleslaw.

Perfect ... whatever the weather decides to do!

PS Once I'd shaped my kebabs the sky darkened and it tipped it down with rain. Mine we cooked by grill!