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Beef Kabobs

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Delicious tender beef is marinated then skewered with fresh veggies before being grilled for this classic summertime favorite that the whole family will love.
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Table of Contents
  1. BEEF KABOB INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS BEEF KABOBS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
  6. JUMP TO RECIPE

Flavorful beef kabobs are the perfect easy summer meal. Lean tender steak is marinated and then skewered with bell peppers and onions before grilling. Paired with a classic potato salad, you’ll have an easy dinner everyone will love!

For more delicious grilled meat options, try our grilled chicken, grilled salmon and burgers.

Salad and Skewer

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BEEF KABOB INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

For the kabobs

  • 2 pounds lean steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 varied colored bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Wooden or metal skewers

PRO TIP: Be sure to cut the steak pieces and veggies the same size so they grill evenly.

For the marinade

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  •  ¼ cup olive oil
  •  ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

STEAK: There are several different cuts of steak you can use. Try top sirloin steak, beef tenderloin, New York Strip steak or ribeye.

VEGGIES: Green peppers and red bell peppers are an easy favorite, but you could also add squash, zucchini, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, or even chunks of pineapple to your skewers.

HOW TO MAKE THIS BEEF KABOBS RECIPE

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STEP ONE: Mix the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl or a Ziploc freezer bag. Remove ¼ cup of the marinade to use later on the vegetables when ready to grill.

STEP TWO: Add the meat pieces to the kabob marinade (whether in bag or bowl) and marinate for one hour or up to 24 hours.

PRO TIP: For the yummiest delicious flavor, marinate the meat for 24 hours. Less time works as well, but the more time you marinate for, the better it will taste.

STEP THREE: Preheat the outdoor grill to high heat. 

STEP FOUR: Place the reserved ¼ cup of marinade in a large bowl. Add the pepper and red onions and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix well.

STEP FIVE: Thread your skewers with the beef chunks, peppers, and onions alternating down the skewer.

PRO TIP: If using wooden bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water before using them for grilling. 

STEP SIX: Place the kabobs directly over the heat on the grill and reduce the heat to medium-high heat.

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STEP SEVEN: Grill for 8-10 minutes turning the skewers every 2-3 minutes until the meat is cooked to the desired doneness and the vegetables have a slight char around the edges. 

STEP EIGHT: Remove from the hot grill and serve.

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HOW TO SERVE

Serve these delicious beef shish kabobs with a couple of our cold salads for an appetizing dinner. Try our dill pickle pasta salad, Italian pasta salad and broccoli slaw for solid choices. Serve our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea on the side.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftover grilled steak kabobs in the fridge for up to three days in a ziplock bag or airtight container.

IN THE FREEZER: Not all vegetables, cooked or raw, freeze well and therefore these beef kabobs may not be the best recipe to freeze. Your veggies may turn out mushy once you thaw them.

Juicy steak kabobs are a fun and tasty way to enjoy the summer grilling season. The great flavor of the marinated steak and the fresh vegetables can be served with cold salads on the side for a delicious meal. This recipe does not require a lot of prep which makes them easy to whip up quickly!

FAQ

Can I cook beef kabobs in the oven?

This easy recipe will also work in the oven. Put all the kabobs on a parchment-lined baking sheet, bake in the oven at 350°F for about 20-30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium, 150°F for medium-well.

Why do I have to soak the wooden skewers?

Wooden skewers need to be soaked so that they don’t catch fire while you are cooking them on the grill. If they do, your food might fall off and end up at the bottom of the barbecue.

What other vegetables are good on wooden skewers

My favorites include cherry or grape tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, red onions and zucchini. Grilled pineapple is also out-of-this-world delicious!

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders | Ham and Cheese Sliders

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Shish Kabobs

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Delicious tender beef is marinated then skewered with fresh veggies before being grilled for this classic summertime favorite that the whole family will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

For the steak:

  • 2 pounds lean steak sirloin, beef tenderloin, New York Strip or ribeye, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 varied colored bell peppers cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 red onion cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the marinade:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Mix the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl or a Ziploc freezer bag. Remove ¼ cup of the marinade to use later on the vegetables when ready to grill.
  • Add the meat pieces to the marinade (whether in bag or bowl) and marinade for one hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to high heat.
  • Place the reserved ¼ cup of marinade in a large bowl. Add the pepper and onion pieces and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix well.
  • Thread your skewers with the meat, peppers and onions alternating down the skewer.
  • Place the kabobs directly over the heat on the grill and reduce the heat to medium-high.
  • Grill for 8-10 minutes turning the skewers every 2-3 minutes until the meat is cooked to desired doneness (medium-rare to medium) and the vegetables have a slight char around the edges.
  • Remove from the grill and serve.

Notes

TIP: Be sure to cut the steak pieces and veggies the same size so they grill evenly.
TIP: For the yummiest delicious flavor, marinate the meat for 24 hours. Less time works as well, but the more time you marinate for, the better it will taste.
TIP: If using wooden bamboo skewers make sure to soak them in water before using them for grilling. 

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 695mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg
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