Recipe by mnmike
"My Mom has cooked this recipe for as long as I remember. Now that I live on my own, I can't wait to go back home over the holidays to have this excellent dish. Mom would probably be upset that I gave it away, but it is so delicious that I think everyone should have a chance to experience it. Technically shish kabobs use lamb, so these should be called beef kabobs, but this is the family recipe and what we call it."
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coarsely cracked black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 pounds
lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
metal skewers, or as needed
green bell peppers, cut into chunks
red bell pepper, cut into chunks
onion, cut into large squares
Simple and straightforward marinade for shish kabobs! I used olive oil vs. veg. along with low sodium soy sauce. For the mustard, I used dijon left out the salt and cut the pepper in half. I reserved some of the marinade for the veggies and marinated the meat all day in a ziploc bag. I skewered the veggies (adding some cherry tomatoes) and meat separate basing the veggies with the reserved marinade. Overall, very tasty!
I love salt....people often complain I use too much. But the saltiness in this recipe was even too much for me. It wasn't too bad on the veggies that were just basted with it, but the meat that was mmarinated in it was like taking a huge bite of straight salt.
Worcestershire and soy sauce have a lot of salt to begin with, so when I saw adding more salt, I passed. This was a good call. In addition, unlike some marinades with soy sauce, this didn’t impart an oriental flavor, which I’m not fond of with steak; another plus. The flavors came together well with none dominating another and with that good old beef flavor coming through. I’m a recent convert to marinades, preferring simply seasoned meats, but I’d make this again.
Great beef marinade, the lemon adds a nice twist and some nice flavor. I only had an hour to marinate, so I let them sit in fridge for 1/2 hour and on the counter for 1/2 hour. My kabobs turned out great!! Thanks for a great recipe, I’ll be using this marinade for plain steak too.
Our first time making kabobs.
We marinated the meat (but not the mushrooms) in a vacuum-seal bag for 2 hours and ditched the leftover marinade rather than saving for basting. Turned out great!
The only change I made was to leave out the mushrooms since my family doesn't like them. We marinated the meat a total of 8 hours and served over a bed of wild rice. My eight year old had seconds and said this recipe is "a keeper!" We all loved it! Thanks for sharing this delicious summer BBQ treat.
This marinade is awesome!!The ingredients are not overpowering yet they just enhance the excellent flavor of the kabobs.I will use this recipe again and for other beef dishes!
I did everything I could to mess this up and they still tasted great. I only had 4 hours to marinate so I went with that. Then it started raining and I didn't grill. I ended up putting the veggies in a pan and cooking half way done. Then I threw in the meat and browned it. Poured the marinade over brought to a boil and did a quick stir fry. It was delicious and even my picky husband liked it. I served it with Classic Rice Pilaf on AR by Chef John. Perfect pair. I wouldn't change a thing.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Beef Shish Kabobs
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 258
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