Looking to add a new kebab to your next barbecue? Well, why not give these classic Barbecue Beef Kebabs a try! We had them just recently and they were a huge hit. Take a look!
Everybody has their thing, right? No matter who you are and what you do or don't do, we all have something we're good at. Our own little unique talent if you would.
Turns out, my thing is cooking. Who know...ha!
I used to feel that accepting being good at something was narcissistic, but it's probably just mostly self belief. Only taken me 46 years to figure that one out. But maybe just a little narcissism thrown in for good measure.
Self belief or narcissism, you choose. In any case, I do enjoy cooking and most days can be found in my kitchen cooking up something or another. As I am a mom and feed a family, mostly of what you'll find here are family friendly recipes with a bit of this and that thrown in from time to time. Most of the recipes are from scratch, but there's an occasional tin of something thrown into the mix. Nothing is diet sensitive around here. We eat it all! That being said, many recipes will suit varied diets. I just haven't categorized things that way as my blog isn't diet specific. Just good ol' home cooking, which is what I enjoy most.
As much as I like to believe cooking is my thing, cooking beef is not. Mainly because we don't eat a lot of beef, so I don't cook much of it. And over the years I have relied mostly on chicken, fish, seafood and vegetables to get by on. So when it comes to beef, I'm a bit on the timid side of shy. I'm not an expert with anything beef. So whenever I do decide to venture into cooking meat, I always get down to reading before I attempt a recipe of any kind.
Case in point, these kebabs.
My son, loves meat more than anything. And as he's the only real meat loving person in the house, I hardly ever cook it. Ummm, I should probably make a bit more of an effort. So, last week to try and temp his taste buds, I decided on making some beef kebabs. I knew there was some steak in the freezer that I threw in there a while back when I didn't have time to cook it. So, I got that out in the morning to defrost. Then I got onto Mr. Google and started reading.
Guess what? I chose the very first marinade recipe I found and it was from Cooking Classy. I read through the ingredients and I had everything on hand as it was all pretty basic stuff. Excellent. I read the reviews and they are all great. Double excellent. So, I got to marinading and threw it in the fridge for a few hours hoping for at best mediocre results.
Well, I got a a whole lot better than that. Thanks to the Cooking Classy marinade, I got a keeper of a recipe to share with you all. These were excellent. We loved them and will be making them again pretty soon.
A perfect addition to any summer cook out!
Notes about the kebabs:
First of all, I marinaded this for only two hours and it was still tasty and tender. I imagine if I had the time to marinade it for longer, it would have been even better. So, it can't be done with little planning!
Goes without saying, the better the cut of meat, the better the kebab. I went middle of the road and used sirloin tip steak and it worked really well. You could try a cheaper cut of meat, but I would marinade for overnight to get the best results.
Also, I only made four in this recipe, but you can easily double, triple and so on. Just up the marinade ingredients if using more beef.
You can add peppers to your skewers, I just happened to opt for onions. When putting the onions on the skewers, use 3-4 slices per section. Not only for flavour but to prevent burning.
If using wooden skewers, soak them for at least 1/2 hour before using. This should help prevent them from burning while cooking.
These were cooked over a medium to high heat charcoal barbecue. If using gas, cook over a similar temperature. Cooking time will vary according to how well you like them done. We like them well done and they were cooked in 15 minutes. So, cook accordingly.
That just about sums up the tasty kebabs. Happy cooking friends and enjoy the start of barbecue season!
Barbecue Beef Kebabs
Makes 4 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Marinade time: 2 hours (or more) / Cook time: 15 - 20 minutes
1 lb/500 grams Beef, cut into cubes (I used sirloin tip)
1 Large white onion, cut into large pieces
1/4 Cup/60 ml olive oil
1/4 Cup/60 ml soy sauce
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey
2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 Teaspoon black pepper
1 Teaspoon salt
In a large bowl combine the olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, pepper and salt. Stir well.
Add the beef to the marinade and coat all the pieces in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to overnight.
Remove beef from fridge 1/2 hour before cooking.
Arrange beef on skewers with chopped onions.
Cook over a preheated medium to high barbecue to your liking of doneness. Spoon over extra marinade while cooking.
Serve on their own or with your sauce of choice.
Click the downloadable link below to print recipe!
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