Monterey Jack Stuffed Meatballs

These Monterey Jack Stuffed Meatballs are a quick and tasty recipe that’s perfect for summer dinner on the grill!

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Grilled Monterrey-Jack Stuffed Meatball KabobsI’m totally excited that September is here because that means the Fall baking season can officially begin!  But I’m also sad that summer is over.  So while I’m ready to fire up the oven for some delicious baked breads and treats, I’m also hoping to get every last minute out of grilling season before the winter hits.

These Monterrey Jack Stuffed Meatballs are a quick and tasty recipe that's perfect for summer dinner on the grill!Monterey Jack Stuffed Meatball Kabobs

Kabobs are one of my favorite grilling techniques…they’re easy, quick, and look great when served right off the grill!  Plus, grilled kabobs are one of the easiest dinner ideas out there.  Once the skewers are made (which can be done in advance), then all that’s left is the grilling part.  No pots.  No pans.  No dishes to do afterwards.  Heck, even forks and knives are optional here!  Their simplicity makes kabobs the perfect fare for backyard cookouts with friends and neighbors.  The work can be done in advance, and then you can actually enjoy your own party!

These Monterrey Jack Stuffed Meatballs are a quick and tasty recipe that's perfect for summer dinner on the grill!For these Monterey Jack Stuffed Meatballs, I wanted to do something just a bit different.  I love cheese.  But we all know that most cheeses don’t grill that well.  So then I had an idea…why not stuff the cheese inside of meatballs?  Add some assorted veggies to the skewer along with the meatball and you’ve got an easy dinner!  Plus, these stuffed meatballs on skewers can easily be made in advance and stored covered in the refrigerator until it’s time to fire up the grill.  (Just make sure to let the kabobs sit out for about 20 minutes first.  Meats cooked at room temperature don’t tend to dry out as fast!)

Looking for more kabob ideas?  Check out these other favorites!

Grilled Blackened Chicken Kabobs
Grilled Chicken Fajita Kabobs
Mediterranean Meatball Kabobs
Grilled Pork Kabobs
Spicy Honey BBQ Chicken Skewers

Grilled Monterey-Jack Stuffed Meatball Kabobs

Monterey-Jack Stuffed Meatballs

Grilled Monterey-Jack Stuffed Meatball Kabobs
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 578kcal


For the Monterey-Jack Stuffed Meatballs:

For the Skewers:

  • 1 large zucchini cut into 1.5” cubes
  • 1-2 red peppers cut into 1” pieces
  • 1-2 yellow peppers cut into 1” pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into 1” pieces

For the Herb Mixture:


  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the Meatballs except for the cheese. Mix until well combined. Separate into 9 meatballs of approximately even weight. (This is very important so that the meatballs all cook in the same time on the grill.)
  • Working with 1 meatball at a time, flatten it out into a large disc. Add a small amount of shredded cheese to the center of the disc. Carefully roll the sides up until the disc is again shaped like a round meatball.
  • Thread meatballs, zucchini, peppers, and onions onto 6 skewers.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for the Herb Mixture in a small bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Place kabobs on grill, and brush the veggies with approximately half of the Herb Mixture. Grill over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes.
  • Rotate kabobs, and brush the veggies with remaining Herb Mixture. Continue grilling for another 5-6 minutes, or until meatballs are done. (Food Safety Tip: Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F degrees.)



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