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Beef Shish Kebabs – Recipe for Dad!

Father’s day is right around the corner and we have a perfect Beef Shish Kebab recipe to make Dad for dinner on his day! What a great gift!
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This delicious, quick, and simple recipe is a lot of fun for kids who love to help out in the kitchen. Kebabs are made by skewering pieces of marinated meat, seafood, and/or vegetables and then cooked by either pan-frying or grilling them. You can even add fruit to your kebab for extra flavor and a touch of sweetness! This dish is very flexible and can be made with a multitude of ingredients to fit everyone’s individual preferences. Having a ‘build-your-own’ kebab night is a great way to get the whole family together and help out with dinner. The base of a traditional kebab is typically meat, which is marinated in salt, pepper, garlic, oil, and sometimes other spices. Our universal marinade recipe can be used to flavor any item used, including meat, seafood, and vegetables, to fill skewers.  The addition of honey in this recipe adds a sweetness that kids go nuts for!

plated kebab


Check out this recipe even further on Good Day Austin’s Make It Monday where Leah Smith, Lauren Petrowski, and I grill up some Kebabs and talk about our first annual Chefs Club Summer Sizzle Cook-Off. This event is happening  between 3-6 PM on Father’s day; Sunday, June 21st, at the new Grand Park in the Domain. There is still time for kids, ages 7-14, to sign up! If you are interested in participating, email us at


Have a Happy Father’s Day – from Chefs Club and Kids Kitchen!


Beef Shish Kebabs
A delicious, quick, and simple recipe perfect for Father's Day!
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  1. 1.5lb beef cubes about 1 inch around (can substitute with poultry, seafood, tofu, or vegetables)
  2. Baby portabellas, red and green bell pepper, onion, zucchini, pineapple (optional)
  3. 10 (12-inch) wooden or metal skewers (soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to avoid burning on the grill)
Universal Marinade
  1. 1/2 cup oil
  2. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  3. 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  4. 1 tsp course ground pepper
  5. 3 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
  6. 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  7. 2 tsp ground ginger or freshly grated
  8. 1/4 cup honey
  1. 1. Place all ingredients in a jar and shake. Can also be whisked together in a bowl. May be stored for up to 3 weeks.
  2. 2. When ready to use; marinate steak for 6- 8 hours or overnight.
Shish Kebab Skewers
  1. 1. Trim the beef of excess fat and cut it into 1-inch cubes.
  2. 2. Place in marinade and allow time for flavor to absorb.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium high (about 375°F to 425°F)
  4. 4. Prepare and cut vegetables into large bite size pieces, about 1-inch.
  5. 5. When meat and vegetables are ready, place on skewers while alternating between meat and vegetables.
  6. 6. Place the skewers on the grill. Cover the grill and cook, turning the skewers every 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. 7. Remove the skewers when all sides are lightly charred on the edges.
  8. 8. Insert an instant-read thermometer into a piece of the meat. It should register 125°F to 130°F for medium rare and between 130°F to 145°F for medium/medium-well. This should be about 6 to 10 minutes total.
  9. 9. Transfer the skewers to the serving platter and serve immediately.
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