Delicious and Easy Beef Kebab Recipe for Summer Cookouts

Howdy folks! My name is Ehud, and I am absolutely delighted to share one of my all-time favorite beef kebab recipes – Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs. This recipe has been passed down for generations in my family, and it never fails to impress.

I’m a firm believer that life’s greatest pleasures come from dipping your toes into the unknown and trying something new. And with this dish, you’re doing just that – combining delicious ingredients and flavors that are sure to be a hit! Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just starting out, these kebabs are easy to make and bursting with flavor.

These beef kebabs have also been tried and tested in some of the best restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, and Nevada before making it onto your plate. So, trust me when I say, Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs truly are the “best beef kebabs” around.

So come on in, gather around the grill, and let’s whip up some culinary magic together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Beverly's Favorite Beef Kebabs
Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs

Folks, let me tell you why this Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs recipe is one for the books. First of all, we’re talking about beef sirloin here, a cut that is tender and juicy when prepared properly. Secondly, the marinade is what truly sets this recipe apart from other beef kebab recipes you may have tried in the past. It’s a mouth-watering combination of garlic cloves, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemons, and reduced sodium soy sauce that will make your taste buds sing.

But it’s not just the ingredients in this marinade that make it so special – it’s how easy it is to prepare! You only need one bowl to mix everything together, and then let your beef kebabs marinate for a few hours. That means you don’t have to spend unnecessary time in the kitchen babysitting your dish.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is because of its versatility. Whether you’re firing up the grill for a summertime BBQ or cooking indoors during the colder months, these beef kebabs will be a hit with your family and friends. Plus, you can easily swap out the beef for chicken or tofu to make this dish vegetarian-friendly.

And let’s not forget about presentation. There’s something special about food on skewers that makes it more fun and exciting to eat. So if you’re looking for a recipe that is both delicious and impressive-looking, look no further than Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs.

Trust me folks, this recipe is one that you’ll come back to time and time again. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to impress your tastebuds with this flavor-packed dish!

Ingredient List

 Skewering beef for the perfect kebab!
Skewering beef for the perfect kebab!

Let’s talk about the stars of the show: the beef sirloin for our Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs Recipe. You’ll need 2 pounds of them, cut into uniform pieces, and make sure to remove any excess fat.
Garlic adds a lot of flavor to our dish, so we’ll need four garlic cloves, minced or grated, depending on your preference.
For a spicy kick, we’ll add ground black pepper, about one teaspoon should be enough.
To give our beef kebabs a tangy flavor, we’ll use yellow mustard, just two tablespoons.
For that extra umami depth and flavor, add Worcestershire sauce, four tablespoons should do the trick.
We need to balance out all these flavors with some acidity; that’s where the juice from two lemons comes in.
Our marinade won’t be complete without one of my secret ingredients, a touch of reduced-sodium soy sauce, go for three tablespoons.
Finally, for those who prefer some vegetables on their kebab, grab two cups worth of onion and bell pepper cut into bite-size pieces.

Make sure to prepare all these ingredients before you proceed with the recipe steps!

The Recipe How-To

 Don't these kebabs look like a work of art?
Don’t these kebabs look like a work of art?

Let’s get grilling! Here’s how to make the Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs Recipe that will leave your taste buds wanting more.


First, soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 20 minutes to prevent burning on the grill. Meanwhile, prep the beef sirloin by cutting it into 1-inch cubes.

Marinating Beef

In a large bowl, whisk together minced garlic cloves, yellow mustard, ground black pepper, reduced sodium soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Add the cubed beef sirloin to the marinade mixture and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.


Remove the bowl of marinated beef from the refrigerator and take out the skewers from water. Thread beef onto skewers alternately with lemon wedges.


Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place kebabs on a clean grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until desired doneness, rotating occasionally until all sides are cooked evenly.


Serve hot with your favorite sides like rice pilaf or vegetables. For extra flavor, drizzle additional marinade over the top before serving.

There you have it — perfect beef kebabs made with love!

Substitutions and Variations

 These kebabs are marinated in a delicious blend of spices
These kebabs are marinated in a delicious blend of spices

Now, if you want to spice things up a bit and add your own unique twist to Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs Recipe, then here are some substitutions and variations you can try out:

– Swap out the beef sirloin for any other tender cut of beef like ribeye or New York strip steak. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even try using lamb or chicken instead for a delicious change of pace.

– If you’re not a fan of garlic, feel free to substitute it with onion powder or minced shallots for a milder flavor.

– For a sweeter taste, add a tablespoon of honey or brown sugar to the marinade mixture.

– Use different vegetables on your kebabs like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini. You could also try adding some pineapple chunks for a tropical twist.

– Experiment with different marinades to create unique flavor combinations. You could use teriyaki sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce for an Asian-inspired marinade or soy sauce and ginger to give your kebabs a Japanese flair.

– For vegetarians and vegans, you could substitute the beef with plant-based proteins like tofu or seitan. And instead of using Worcestershire sauce, use vegan soy sauce or tamari.

Remember that cooking is all about having fun and experimenting with different ingredients and techniques. These substitutions and variations are just ideas and inspiration for you to get creative in the kitchen and come up with your version of Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs Recipe. So don your chef hat and let your taste buds be your guide!

Serving and Pairing

 You can really taste the smoky flavor of the grill
You can really taste the smoky flavor of the grill

Now, let’s talk about serving and pairing these delightful Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs. These kebabs are a showstopper on any dinner table, and they pair well with a variety of side dishes.

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing accompaniment to the beef kebabs, try serving them with a simple green salad dressed with a bright lemon vinaigrette. The acidity of the dressing will complement the rich flavors of the beef while providing a nice contrast in texture.

Another excellent pairing for these kebabs is fluffy white rice or couscous. These grains absorb the delicious juices from the kebabs, giving them an extra burst of flavor. You can also add some fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro to your rice or couscous to give it that extra punch of flavor.

If you want to get adventurous and creative, try preparing some vegetable skewers to cook alongside your beef kebabs. Bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchinis, and cherry tomatoes are all excellent vegetables to grill along with your beef. They will add color and texture to your plate while providing a healthy complement to this meat-heavy dish.

One last thing to remember is that these Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs pairs well with red wine. A bold Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot would be great options to balance the flavors of this dish.

With all these paired up dishes, your friends and family will surely keep coming back for more.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Nothing beats a juicy and tender beef kebab fresh off the grill
Nothing beats a juicy and tender beef kebab fresh off the grill

Now, listen up y’all, because this part is crucial. When it comes to make-ahead dishes, these beef kebabs are a real gem. If you’re planning ahead for your next outdoor get-together or backyard BBQ, this recipe can be prepared up to two days in advance.

First and foremost, let those marinated beef kebabs soak in all those flavors as long as possible. As such, it’s best to place them in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag and keep them chilled in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.

Once you’re ready to grill them up, go ahead and thread them onto skewers while also preheating the grill to medium-high heat. Listen close now because here’s a little tip: if you don’t have skewers handy, don’t fret. You can still make these babies on the grill by placing the marinated beef directly on top of the grill grates.

But let’s say you’ve got leftovers from last night’s shindig (a rare occurrence in my household). I reckon you could store any remaining beef kebabs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days, but be sure to reheat them thoroughly before serving.

Speaking of reheating, let me tell y’all what I do. I preheat my oven to 350°F and place the leftover kebabs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. I bake ’em for about 10-15 minutes until they’re heated through, but be sure not to overcook them, otherwise you’ll end up with some dry beef that nobody wants a bite of.

So there you have it— make-ahead instructions, storage tips and reheating recommendations galore. Trust me on this one— save yourself some time and make those kebabs ahead of time so y’all can focus on firing up that grill and having yourself a good ol’ time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make sure you get all the sides grilled to perfection
Make sure you get all the sides grilled to perfection

Now, let me share some tips and tricks to ensure that your Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs turn out perfectly.

First and foremost, it is important to select the right cut of beef. I highly recommend using beef sirloin for this recipe. It’s lean and tender, making it perfect for a grilled kabob. Make sure to cut the beef into equally sized pieces to ensure that they cook evenly.

Next up, let’s talk marinade. The marinade is the heart of this recipe, so don’t skimp on the flavor. Be sure to marinate the beef for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator. The longer you marinade, the better the flavor will be!

When assembling your kebabs, make sure to alternate between meat and vegetables for even cooking. You can use any of your favorite veggies to make a colorful and delicious skewer! Don’t forget to soak wooden skewers in water before loading them up with your ingredients- it’ll prevent them from burning on the grill.

The grill itself is also a crucial factor in achieving perfect results. Be sure to preheat your grill for about 10-15 minutes on high heat before cooking your kebabs. When grilling your kebabs, use tongs instead of a fork to turn them over as it can pierce the meat and cause juices to escape resulting in dry meat.

Lastly, let your kebabs rest for a few minutes after grilling before digging in- this will help lock in all those delicious juices!

Follow these tips, and you’ll have perfect Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs every time!


Now that you’ve made these Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs Recipe a few times, you might have come across some questions or concerns about the recipe. In this section, we aim to address those queries and provide more information to help you out in case you get stuck. So, let’s dive into the FAQ of this recipe.

What is the best meat for beef kabobs?

When it comes to kabobs, it’s important to select the right cut of beef to ensure the perfect balance of flavor and texture. One great option is sirloin, which is not only lean and affordable, but also tender enough that you won’t need to marinate it for too long. Flat iron and strip steak are also excellent choices for beef kabobs, as is the luxurious tenderloin.

What steak is best for shish kabobs?

When it comes to selecting meat for your shish kabobs, you can’t go wrong with Top Sirloin. This particular cut of beef takes the top spot due to its irresistible combination of juiciness and flavor. However, if you want to try different beef cuts for your skewers, sirloin tips, strip steak, and even chuck steak can also produce great results.

What is beef kebabs made of?

The succulent steak cubes undergo a long soaking process in a delicious marinade to infuse them with flavor and tenderize, before being arranged on skewers alongside crisp vegetables and grilled to perfection, creating an irresistible charred aroma.

Bottom Line

With the perfect Beef Kebabs Recipe, a world of taste lies at your fingertips. The harmony of flavors in this dish will leave your taste buds craving for more. The best part? You can always customize it to suit your preferences, giving you endless opportunities to reinvent the recipe and make it your own.

So what are you waiting for? Give this Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs Recipe a try, and experience a culinary adventure like no other. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want an indulgent meal that will tantalize your senses, this recipe makes for an excellent choice.

In conclusion, whether you’re a meat lover or not, nothing beats the satisfaction and fulfillment that comes with enjoying a perfectly cooked beef kebab. So go ahead, gather up all the ingredients, follow the instructions carefully, and let your creativity soar. And don’t forget to share your feedback with us. Happy cooking!

Beverly's Favorite Beef Kebabs

Beverly’s Favorite Beef Kebabs Recipe

Ordinary yellow mustard gives a distinctive flavor to the marinade for these beef kebabs. The heavenly smell that fills your kitchen while you make the marinade lets you know it's going to be good. Serve with assorted grilled vegetables (like cherry tomatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, bell pepper, and corn on the cob), and baked potatoes. Beverly is the food editor of the local paper- her father used to grill these. Recommended for Father's Day menu.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 369.3 kcal


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 lemons, juice of
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 fresh garlic cloves
  • 2 lbs beef sirloin, cut into cubes for kebabs
  • 10 -12 metal skewers (or small 10-inch bamboo skewers)


  • Make the marinade:
  • Pour the oil into a 2-cup measure. Add the soy sauce. Squeeze the lemon juice through a small strainer (to catch the seeds) into the measuring cup. Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustard and black pepper. Whisk to blend well. Peel and coarsely chop the garlic; stir it into the oil mixture.
  • Place the beef cubes in a 1-gallon freezer-weight, zipper-top plastic bag. Whisk the marinade again to recombine. Pour the marinade into the bag with the beef. Seal the bag and gently shake to coat the meat with marinade. Place the bag flat in the refrigerator to marinate 8 to 24 hours. Turn the bag over once halfway through, or more often if possible.
  • Place about four cubes on each skewer (depending on the size of the cubes), leaving a little space between the cubes for even cooking. Place the kebabs on a plate or tray. Discard the marinade. (The prepared kebabs may be refrigerated, covered, up to 6 hours).
  • Turn on a gas grill to medium-high. Grill the kebabs, turning frequently, to desired doneness. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the meat cubes and the grill. (In our testing, we found 7 to 8 minutes produced medium-rare meat for 1 1/4-inch to 1 1/2-inch cubes). Serve at once.
  • Note: If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before assembling the kebabs, so the skewers don't scorch on the grill. The number of skewers you will need depends on the size of your meat cubes. Cubes typically weigh about 1 ounce each, and we serve four cubes of meat per person for average appetites.
  • Start to finish: 15 minutes preparation, plus 8 to 24 hours unattended marinating time and 7 to 8 minutes grilling time.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 166gCalories: 369.3kcalCarbohydrates: 4.6gProtein: 24gFat: 28.2gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 540mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.4g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Meat, Very Low Carbs
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