Easy Garlic Beef Kabobs

Garlic Beef Kabobs

Another KISS recipe. This is a modification of my copycat Applebee’s Bourbon Street Sirloin. Great taste and extremely tender.

I wanted to do some kabobs but my search for a recipe was at best frustrating. Most have 10 plus ingredients listed and involved overnight timing. What is wrong with these people? So after reading 15 plus recipes, I modified my Applebee’s Bourbon Street Sirloin recipe.

My desires:

1) KISS with only a few ingredients. I used four.
2) Quick. I marinaded for 2 hours but I think anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours would be fine.
3) Great taste and tender. Yep it was.

Rating:

rating system 4

Notes: I didn’t use any salt and pepper. Why? I felt there was some sodium in the Worcestershire and soy sauces. The pepper I though could be added later. It didn’t need it. It was busting with flavor. The Accent functions both as a flavor enhancer and tenderizer. It is MSG so if you’re sensitive or don’t want to use it, just eliminate it.

There was enough for 3-4 servings but we ate it all.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs of top sirloin or other good beef without a lot of fat
Optional fruit and vegetables for the kabobs (I used 2 green peppers, 1 red onion and 1/2 fresh pineapple)
Marinade:
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T Soy sauce
2 T water
1 t garlic powder
1 t Accent

Instructions:
trim and cube the beef

1) Trim beef of any fat and cut into about 1 inch cubes

marinade ingredientsadd marinade and mix

2) Mix marinade and then pour over meat and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until needed. 30 minutes to 4 hours.
3) If using wooden skewers, pre-soak in water for 30 minutes.

assembly line for the kabobs

4) Prepare any desired fruit and vegetables. Cut into chunks about 1 inch.
5) Preheat grill on high. Clean and oil.

kabobs ready for the grill

6) Prepare kabobs by alternating ingredients.
7) Grill over high direct heat until mild charring on fruits and vegetables. About 15 minutes.

Easy Garlic Beef Kabobs
 
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Another KISS recipe. This is a modification of my copycat Applebee's Bourbon Street Sirloin. Great taste and extremely tender.
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Recipe type: Grill
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs top sirloin or other good beef without a lot of fat
  • Optional fruit and vegetables for the kabobs (I used 2 green peppers, 1 red onion and ½ fresh pineapple)
Marinade:
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T Soy sauce
  • 2 T water
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t Accent
Instructions
  1. Trim beef of any fat and cut into about 1 inch cubes
  2. Mix marinade and then pour over meat and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until needed. 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  3. If using wooden skewers, pre-soak in water for 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare any desired fruit and vegetables. Cut into chunks about 1 inch.
  5. Preheat grill on high. Clean and oil.
  6. Prepare kabobs by alternating ingredients.
  7. Grill over high direct heat until mild charring on fruits and vegetables. About 15 minutes.

Last Updated
September 19 2014

Comments

  1. says

    Those look good, pineapple and green bell pepper go great with beef. I bet these would also be great with a sweet and sour sauce too. Nice job Dan.

  2. Doug Wheeler says

    I realize this is an old post, but I noticed a comment regarding the use of accent. Whenever I use a less tender cut of meat, I just add vinegar to my marinade. It works well. Your other option is to use tenderloin which will not need a tenderizer. I also use LOTS of black pepper when I make any type of beef kabob. Adds so much flavor.

    • says

      Thanks for the note Doug. I have decided this a Kabob summer so a revision is on the way. I don’t think I can ask people to use a nice beef tenderloin for kabobs. I may give some of your suggestions a try.
      Thank again for the comment
      DrDan

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