Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki) for @Beef #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper is teaming up with the Beef Checkoff to highlight and celebrate the versatility of beef. Travel to Greece (or even just your favorite Mediterranean restaurant) without going any further than the grill in your backyard by making Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki).

Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki)

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Kabobs, kebabs, skewers – what ever you want to call them, we truly have a love/hate relationship. Meat, veggies, lots of flavor from a spectacular marinade, grilled to perfection – what’s not to love? So flavorful, so fun! Yeah, except when you are slightly obsessive compulsive with these types of things, like I am. You see, my meticulous nature requires that I have each skewer absolutely identical, with the exact same number and pattern of meat and vegetable pieces. So I cut and count and sort little piles of the individual components, carefully planning the order that I will thread them on the skewers, then painstakingly assemble my kabobs. Essentially this dinner takes all afternoon for me to prepare.

What does this mean? Well, kabobs pretty much never happen, unless The Hubby steps up. Or perhaps I should say he intervenes to protect me from my own perfectionism.

But there are so many cuts and ways of preparing beef that we have plenty of other options. Back in our dating days, The Hubby and I often tossed a flank steak on the grill, and that is still one of our favorites for a simple summer dinner. I love to put a roast in the crockpot for a comforting meal, or make some chili for watching football. Little King Stuff still only has four teeth, but even when he only had one, he would happily gum down on a steak, or even this braciole. In fact, I call him Paleo Baby! And while The Bug isn’t quite as much of a meat-lover as his little brother, he hasn’t met a meatball or burger that he doesn’t like.

So we are never short on beef dinners around here. But just this once, for all of you, I put my big girl pants on and made these…

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I’ve been missing our favorite local Mediterranean restaurant, but between vacation, visiting my mom, and the Food & Wine Conference, we’ve been one the road and eating out a bit too much lately. So I thought I’d recreate the flavors at home with these Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki). And let’s just say that I nailed it!

The simple marinade, which I used previously in this Chicken Souvlaki Dinner inspired by Noshing with the Nolands, made with lemon, garlic, and fresh oregano, imparts so much flavor to the meat, and once you’ve got it skewered with some onions and peppers, it takes only minutes on the grill. All you need with it is some rice and tzatziki, or pita and hummus, or maybe even a Greek salad, like this fabulous Greek Zucchini Noodle Salad. Or all of the above, as I did, for a total Mediterranean feast!

Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki) recipe for the grill | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #grilling #glutenfree #paleo #lowcarb

Now I hope you’ll all try these Souvlaki, but if you don’t feel like kabob-ing, there are twenty more #SundaySupper recipes for you to check out at the bottom of this post and even more on the Beef – Let’s Celebrate Pinterest Board. Plus, the Beef Checkoff has tons of information on cuts and cooking methods, as well as plenty of recipes. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for even more inspiration!

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Greek-Style Beef Kabobs (aka Souvlaki)
 
Travel to Greece without going any further than the grill in your backyard.
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Recipe type: Beef, Dinner, Main
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
For the kabobs:
  • 2-2.5 lbs. beef top round, cut into 1 ¼ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • A mixture of peppers, onions, tomatoes, or whatever vegetable you prefer cut into chunks (I used one red pepper, one green pepper, 2 peppers, half large red onion, about 8 grape tomatoes)
  • Tzatziki for dipping, if desired (this recipe or your favorite)
  • Pita, hummus, rice, Greek salad (like this Zucchini Noodles Greek Salad) etc. for serving
For the tzatziki:
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and finely shredded
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
For the kabobs:
  1. Place the beef cubes in a large plastic storage bag or shallow pan.
  2. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl and pout over the beef.
  3. Seal the bag, pressing out any extra air, or cover the dish and marinate the beef for 2-4 hours, turning once or twice.
  4. Thread the beef cubes and vegetables onto skewers (see Note).
  5. Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
  6. Place the skewers on the grill, reduce to medium, and grill over direct medium heat for 8-10 minutes, turning once.
  7. Serve with tzatziki, hummus, pitas, rice, etc., as desired.
For the tzatziki:
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
  2. If possible, let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.
Notes
If you are using wood/bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to keep them from burning.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    LOL, now I’m going to be counting out my kabob components! Seriously, your beef skewers are gorgeous and my family would gobble them up!

  2. says

    I spy a mortar and pestle in the background of your photo from Taverna Opa! ;-) Looks like you made some of their delicious hummus to go with your kebobs. Yum!

  3. says

    I’m coming over for dinner! Everything about this meal I love! From the zucchini salad to the kabobs. I’ll even help prepare. Sound good?

  4. says

    That’s too funny! I’m totally and exasperatingly OCD about stuff like that as well. Though I have ‘let go’ of a lot of my ‘stuff’ since having 4 kids ;) Honestly, I usually skip the whole skewering thing nowadays and throw everything in a big grill basked in a sort of “save my sanity sort of effort”. Pinning this to make ASAP. LOVING the flavors!

  5. Rona says

    Questions:
    1) can I use already cut up stew meat or is it too tough?
    2) can I marinate for longer? I can’t be home 4 hours before dinner.

    Thanks! I’m hoping to make this on Friday.

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