Grilled Kabobs

July 25, 2008

I wanted to make kabobs to celebrate Pioneer Day (Founder’s Day in Utah). Pretty easy, but I needed a good steak marinade, so I went to AllRecipes and found this one. I’ve never loved soy sauce on its own, so I was a little worried when the marinade smelled strongly of it. It turned out great though, our friends said it reminded them of Tepanyaki.



1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons minced onion
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1/2 lb top sirloin steak, cut into 3/4″-1″ cubes


1/2 lb chicken, cut into 3/4″-1″ cubes
Favorite BBQ sauce to cover


bell pepper
olive oil spray


Combine marinade ingredients in 1 quart resealable plastic bag. Add cubed steak, shake to coat. Let marinate in fridge for several hours. Add chicken to same size bag, add BBQ sauce. Make sure chicken is coated. Let marinate in fridge for several hours.


Soak bamboo skewers in water for 10-15 minutes (to prevent splintering). Cut all vegetables and fruits into chunks. Lightly coat veggies with olive oil spray, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss.


Add meat and vegetables to skewers. Grill steak until desired doneness, grill chicken until no longer pink inside.


*I used a meat mallet to pound my chicken to an even thickness, and to tenderize the steak a bit. Hubby doesn’t like steak much because he doesn’t like fatty, tough meat. He’s very particular, but he really liked this! It was very tender, moist and flavorful.


*The men did the grilling, so I don’t know what setting the heat was on. I would assume med to med-high.


*I was feeling pretty lazy, so I used about 1/4 t garlic powder instead of the clove.

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!