Bacon-wrapped Lula Kebabs

Bacon-wrapped Lula Kebabs
Lula Kebabs are ground meat kabobs cooked on skewers. They are usually made from ground lamb, chicken or beef. This dish is very popular in Caucasus, Balkans and Central Asia. Here I share a recipe for bacon-wrapped lula kebabs baked in the oven.


  • 1 pound ground meat (better to use lamb, but I used beef)
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/2 onion (finely grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon basil (I used dry)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt (to taste)
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Total time:
55 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes


1. In a large bowl combine ground meat, onion, garlic, cilantro, basil, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Season with salt to taste. Mix well with your hands (for about 5 minutes).
Bacon-wrapped Lula Kebabs photo instruction 1
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2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
3. Form log-shaped kebabs and thread them onto metal skewers (if you use wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes). Wrap the kebabs with bacon.
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4. Line a baking pan with foil (a lipped pan will work best, but you can use a baking sheet as well). Arrange the skewers on top so that foil will catch the drips.
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5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, turn once, then bake for another 20 minutes, or until the bacon is golden brown.
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6. Serve with ketchup or tkemali sauce and mashed potatoes or your favorite vegetables as a side.

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Made these kebabs along with

Made these kebabs along with Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese and Garlic (also from this website) for our New Year's dinner. I used defrosted ground beef, so had to use paper towels to drain excess liquid. Guests and family loved them. Going to make them for the second time this week! Thanks for such great recipes!

Loved it!

I didn't have skewers, so I formed them in hot dog shapes, then pan fried and then baked. Not difficult and very flavorful. The recipe is a keeper, for sure.

This is soooo good!

We all really liked this, my hubby asked to have it again! It makes a good presentation!

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