When the time of year comes around to start grilling outdoors, kabobs are a great choice. They take care of your vegetables and protein all at once. Most pre-made kabobs are marinated in unwanted ingredients, so making them at home is your best choice. These dishes are extremely easy to prepare, fun to put together, and quick to make on the grill. We also think these are a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen – they’ll enjoy putting together their own skewer and will be more likely to try their food if they get to see how it was made. Just watch out for any skewer hijinks, especially if you’re dealing with more than one child during prep time.
For this dish, the key is to cut your ingredients correctly so they don’t over or under cook on the grill. For the steak chunks, try to keep these at around 1.5 inches per side. More importantly, keep the size consistent – otherwise, you’ll have some chunks cooked perfectly and others that aren’t. For your vegetables, chop these into chunks that are slightly larger than your steak pieces. You have a little more flexibility with consistency here, and if some of your vegetables char a bit it won’t be a problem for the dish.
Keep the Mexican theme going by adding some matching sides to accompany your skewers. We love avocado on pretty much everything, so make a quick guacamole for dipping. To add some additional veggies to this meal, try serving with this a taco salad (just omit the ground beef).
Simple Mexican-Style Beef Kabobs Recipe
Protein: 71g / %
Carbs: 15g / %
Fat: 33g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 2 lbs top sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 bell peppers, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 zucchini, sliced
- 1/4 cup homemade salsa
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 tbsp. hot pepper sauce
- 2 tbsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tbsp. cumin powder
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Wood or metal skewers
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 5 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine homemade salsa, olive oil, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, cumin and chili powder; season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Layer the skewers with steak, bell peppers, red onion, and zucchini.
- Brush the skewers with the Mexican-style seasoning sauce, making sure the skewers are well covered.
- Place on the grill and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, turning every 3 to 4 minutes.