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Grilled Steak Kabobs – I Heart Naptime


Tender and juicy steak kabobs coated in a flavorful marinade and grilled to perfection. A family favorite meal that’s fast and simple to prepare. 

Kabobs are one of our favorite things to grill during the summer. I love the combination of fresh meat and veggies all on one skewer. The grill gives them the top charred flavor. This steak version is our favorite, although chicken kabobs are a close second. Both are so delicious!

steak kabobs on the grill

Steak kabobs are a summer time staple for our family. They are so flavorful, filling and a great way to add extra veggies to your meal. We love mixing up the vegetables with what’s in season, like fresh zucchini and bell peppers.

These steak kabobs simple to prepare, cook fast and are a meal that the whole family gets excited about. They’re also great to make when entertaining or bringing to a BYOM BBQ. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love them!

steak marinade ingredients

Best steak for kabobs

My favorite steak to use for kabobs is sirloin steak. New York strip or filet mignon are also other great options but they can be more expensive, so we usually stick to sirloin tip.

Preparation

Marinade. Pour the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl or zip top bag. Stir or shake the mixture until combined. Add in the sliced meat and coat with the sauce. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to 5 hours (the longer, the better).

Assembly. Thread the marinated meat and sliced veggies through the skewers. I typically add about 2 pieces of meat first, then add 3-5 sliced veggies. Then repeat until the skewers are full. I also like to assemble a few “meat only” skewers, too.

Grill. Place the skewers on a preheated grill and cook over medium-high heat until all sides are brown and the meat is no longer pink (about 10-15 minutes). Make sure to keep turning the skewers so that all sides cook evenly.

steak kabob on pan with foil

Cooking tips

  • Clean the grill and make sure you have enough propane before you commence preparing dinner.
  • Cut meat and vegetables in uniform size so that they will cook evenly. I tend to cut them in about 1 1/2″ pieces.
  • If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 15 minutes before threading.
  • Give yourself time to let the steak marinate. You’ll need at least 30 minutes, but if you can marinate for 2-4 hours then you’ll obtain the top flavor.

Side dishes to serve along side

steak kabobs on white plate

More grilled favorites:

Steak Kabob Recipe

Course: Main Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: steak kabobs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Rest time:: 30 minutes

Total Time: 52 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 300

Tender and juicy grilled steak kabobs coated in a flavorful marinade and grilled to perfection. A family favorite meal that’s fast and simple to prepare. 

Steak kabob marinade

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons light soy sauce , or coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon , about 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar , or honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 pounds sirloin steaks , cut into bit sized pieces

Vegetables for kabob

  • 2 zucchinis , sliced
  • 3 bell peppers (I use orange, red and yellow) , cut into bite sized pieces
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Steak kabob marinade:

  • Place olive oil, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl or gallon-sized zip-top bag. Stir or shake until combined. Place meat inside the bag and let sit for at least 30 minutes (up to 5 hours). If you have more time, let it sit longer.

Prepare kabobs

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and close the lid.

  • Thread meat and vegetables through skewers. Place the skewers on preheated grill. Turn the skewers until nicely browned on all sides and the meat is no longer pink, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving, if desired.

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1994IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg

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meet Jamielyn Nye

Jamielyn Nye is the creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. She is also the author of the I Heart Naptime Cookbook. When she’s not creating in the kitchen, Jamielyn loves to chase her four small monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.


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