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Grilled BBQ Meatball Kebabs
Savory Sweet Corn Toppers

(Family Features) - If your family is always on the go, it can be challenging to find time to have dinner together. But with some quick tips on how to make easy dishes on the grill, it's possible to have a delicious meal on the table in about 30 minutes.

Plan Ahead. Plan a menu and make sure you have everything you need. Know what you can make ahead of time and take care of it the night before. Marinades, sauces and dips and some side dishes can all be prepped and stored in the refrigerator overnight. And when it's time to start grilling, make sure you have everything you need close by so you don't have to keep running back into the house.

Get Ready with Ready-to-Go Ingredients. Take advantage of pre-made and ready-to-go ingredients to save a lot of time. Bagged salads and pre-cut veggies cut down on the work you have to do. To save even more time, stock up on frozen items such as Schwan's Home Delivery Italian style meatballs and corn on the cob. Use the meatballs in this recipe for Grilled BBQ Meatball Kebabs - they're fun for the kids and are a great way to help give mom a night off from kitchen duty.

A home delivery food service that offers solutions for busy families, Schwan's has quality frozen products that range from meats, vegetables, ice cream and dessert and more.

Use the Microwave. It's a great way to cut down on thawing time and you can partially cook some meats and veggies so they don't take so long on the grill.

To get more quick and easy recipes, and to find out about home delivery, visit Schwans.com.

Grilled BBQ Meatball Kebabs

Ingredients
  • 6 baby red potatoes, quartered
  • 24 Schwan's Italian Style Meatballs, thawed
  • 1 each red and green pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks
  • 6 fresh button mushrooms, stems removed
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 12-inch wooden skewers
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce

Preparation
    1. Microwave baby red potatoes on High (850 watts) for 2 minutes.
    2. Alternate meatballs and vegetables on the skewers, ending with cherry tomato or mushroom cap.
    3. Grill kebabs for 10-15 minutes. Rotate 1/4 turn, every 2-3 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked. Brush kebabs with BBQ sauce during the last 5 minutes of grilling.

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Total Time
30 minutes

Serves
Number of Servings 6

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Recipe tips:
  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes to keep them from burning while grilling
  • For last minute prep, meatballs can be thawed in the microwave
  • BBQ sauce can be substituted with sweet and sour or teriyaki sauce

Savory Sweet Corn Toppers

Ingredients
  • 1 package Schwan's Mini Super Sweet Corn on the Cob, frozen

Preparation
    1. Preheat grill to Medium heat.
    2. Thaw cobs 10 to 15 minutes under cold running water.
    3. Wrap cobs in aluminum foil.
    4. Grill for 30 to 35 minutes. Turn cobs several times throughout grilling time.
    5. Top corn with one of these combinations: Salsa: Add some south-of the-border zing by topping with your favorite store bought or homemade salsa.
      Santa Fe Sour Cream: Make this flavorful, reduced calorie topping by adding taco or fajita seasoning to low-fat sour cream.
      Lime Cilantro: Mince fresh cilantro. Add a dash of lime juice, then salt/pepper to taste.
      Southwest Chipotle: Easy to find in the spice aisle, Southwest Chipotle seasoning gives sweet corn a tasty Tex-Mex twang.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Total Time
40 minutes

Serves
Number of Servings 10

SOURCE: Schwan's Home Delivery



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