Skewers with BBQ Meatballs

Serves: 8
1.2kg ground beef
24 slices bacon
250ml BBQ sauce
2 tbsp fine sea salt
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp rubbed thyme
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
Recipe preparation

These tasty skewers are quick to prepare, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time at the party!

In the kitchen:
  • Begin with the rub. Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well – making sure there are no lumps.
  • Then thoroughly mix the rub with the ground beef. Divide the meat into 24 meatballs and roll them into balls.
  • Put a slice of bacon around each one and place three on each skewer.
At the barbecue:
  • Prepare the barbecue for indirect heat – approx. 110ºC. Put the ETCS system on the grate and hang the skewers on it. Close the lid and let them cook for 30 minutes.
  • Brush the meatballs with BBQ sauce and then close the lid again – letting them grill for 10 minutes more.
  • They are done when the core temperature is 55-60ºC and they have absorbed the BBQ sauce.