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Wednesday, September 01 2010


  • 1    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3  cup  grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1  tsp.  dried Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2  lb.  lean ground beef
  • 2  oz.  thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • 16  1/2-inch  fontina cheese cubes (1-1/2 oz.)
  • 8  canned  artichoke hearts, drained and halved
  • 1  6- to 8-oz. pkg.  fresh cremini mushrooms*
  • 1  pint  grape tomatoes
  • 1  recipe  Balsamic Glaze
  •     Fresh basil (optional)


1. Combine egg, Parmesan, garlic, Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Add beef and prosciutto; mix well. Divide in 16 portions; shape around cheese cubes. On sixteen 8- to 10-inch skewers thread meatballs, artichokes, mushrooms, and tomatoes, leaving a quarter inch between. Prepare Balsamic Glaze; set aside.

2. On charcoal grill, place kabobs on greased rack of grill directly over medium coals. Grill 10 to 12 minutes or until meat is no loner pink (160 degrees F). turning and brushing with half the glaze halfway through. To serve, drizzle with remaining glaze; sprinkle with fresh basil.

Balsamic Glaze:In small saucepan combine 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar; 2 tsp. olive oil; 1 clove garlic, minced; 1/4 tsp. salt; 1/4 tsp. dried Italian seasoning; and 1/8 tsp. black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 4 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Divide in half. Makes 8 main-dish or 16 appetizer servings.

*Note:To easily skewer mushrooms, pour boiling water over them to soften; drain.

nutrition facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8 main dish or 16 appetizer servings
  • Calories269, 
  • Total Fat (g)15, 
  • Saturated Fat (g)5, 
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g)6, 
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g)1,
  • Cholesterol (mg)91, 
  • Sodium (mg)673, 
  • Carbohydrate (g)8, 
  • Total Sugar (g)4, 
  • Fiber (g)2, 
  • Protein (g)24, 
  • Vitamin C (DV%)12, 
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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