7/18/11

Beef and Veggie Kabobs | Dinner


Summer is really here and I have been brainstorming some easy and fun summer recipes. I want quick and easy recipes that the kids can easily help with. One of the first things that came to mind was kabobs. So I have come up with a handful of new kabob recipes. Who doesn't like food on a stick?

This is a wine based marinade but if you want to opt out of the wine part feel free to substitute beef stock. Also you can change out the veggies to what your family prefers. This is a great low-carb recipe without skimping on taste.

Beef and Veggie Kabobs
Created by: Simply Fit Mama
  • 1lb beef cut into kabob size chunks--sirloin, steak tips, tri-tip, etc.
  • Assortment of veggies cut in big chunks: zucchini, bell pepper, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms.
  • Skewers--if you are using bamboo/wood type make sure you soak them for an hour or so.

Marinade for beef
  • 1/4 cup red wine or beef stock
  • 1/4 worcestershire sauce--try to get an all natural or organic version traditional normally has some undesirable ingredients.
  • 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Trader Joe's 21 seasoning salute
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, chopped
In a large ziplock bag add all the above ingredients and combine. Then add the beef. Next let marinade in the fridge for a couple of hours. You could marinate this overnight if you wanted to.

Get the kids to the counter with all those delicious veggies and let them skewer meat and veggies of their choice on the skewers. You'll be surprised at how adventurous they will be when they get to pick.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat and place the kabobs on the grill till desired doneness. I cooked mine around 8 minutes.

2 comments:

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

We do kebabs all the time around here. They're fast to make and quick to cook. They look special enough for company, and the variety is endless because there are so many marinades and skewer-able ingredients.

My favorite trick is to put the foods that grill quickly on one skewer (like pineapple or tomatoes) and the meat and onions and mushrooms on another.

I've also learned that two parallel skewers per kebab are better than one. The ingredients don't rotate when you try to turn the kebab over.

Love your photo and the recipe. Thanks.

Meercat said...

These look yummy.

I love pineapple skewers...sprinkled with a little brown sugar (optional) and served over vanilla ice cream: perfect summertime dessert.

Thanks for the post.

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