How to Make the Easiest Steak Kabobs on the Grill

LAST UPDATED: Jun 30, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 18, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

Learn the keys to the most delicious steak kabobs on the grill! This steak kabob marinade is bursting with bold, healthy flavor in every bite. In fact, we tend to use our favorite steak for kabobs instead of traditional grilled steak – it’s just so good this way!

A white platter filled with grilled steak kabobs.

I’ve had so much fun experimenting with delicious kabobs to share! Luckily, my family is thrilled to reap the rewards of all the work behind the scenes.

Recently I’ve been creating these delicious grilling recipes at the request of readers! I hope it gives you inspiration for your grill nights. Don’t miss these fabulous zesty tequila lime shrimp skewers, lemon garlic shrimp kabobs, or my classic chicken kabobs!

Psst… you’ve also got to check out my family-favorite fruit skewers! So cute for serving guests at parties.

A close up image of steak kabobs on a white platter.

Why You’ll Love these Steak Kabobs

Steak kabobs on the grill are the easiest way to eat a healthy, filling, low carb dinner! Seriously… they offer so much flexibility and are bursting with garlick and balsamic flavor in every bite!

In fact, when we grab steak at the grocery store, it’s often steak for kabobs instead of a traditional grilled steak. I love that the marinade seeps into the smaller bites of steak, forcing the flavor into every piece.

A white platter filled with grilled steak kabobs.

They are wonderful for entertaining, too, because they fit within so many lifestyle plans. Whole 30, Keto, and any low carb diet can benefit from steak kabobs in the rotation.

I like to give a lot of detail in my recipe posts to guide readers through any questions. If you’re just here for the printable recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” right under the title of this post and you’ll head straight there!

A close up image of steak kabobs on a white platter.

Ingredients to Make Steak Kabobs

  • Steak – Select thick steaks like a sirloin tip, top round, or even filet. Cut into 1″ cubes for equal cooking.
  • Onion – I like to use red onion for color.
  • Bell Peppers – These come in a variety of colors and I love to use them all! They are so beautiful on your skewer and add so many nutrients to your dinner. Green peppers, yellow, red, or orange- whatever you choose will be delicious!
  • Mushrooms – Whole mushrooms work well, and you can also halve the bigger ones if you’d prefer.
Plates with veggies and steak for kabobs.

Optional

  • Cherry Tomatoes – I like to prepare on separate skewers because they grill so quickly.
Cherry tomato skewers on a grill.
Cherry tomato skewers on a grill.

Steak Kabob Marinade

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Oil
  • Minced Garlic
  • Pepper
A platter with one bamboo skewer with veggies and raw steak for kabobs.
A platter full of skewers with veggies and raw steak for kabobs.

Optional Variations

In addition to the marinade recipe ingredients listed above, feel free to add herbs and seasonings to your heart’s content!

  • SeasoningsItalian Seasoning, Steak Seasoning
  • Fresh Herbs – Rosemary, thyme or oregano all work well with steak kabobs.
  • For a dash of bright summer flavor, add a little lemon juice to your steak kabob marinade!
  • Spice it up with a 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder.
A white platter filled with grilled steak kabobs.

How to Make Steak Kabobs on the Grill

  1. Marinate – Combine steak kabob marinade ingredients in casserole dish. Add steak and allow to marinate 1+ hour, up to 4 hours refrigerated, covered. Sirloin steak in a steak kabob marinade in a white dish.
  2. Assemble Skewers – Add steak and vegetables to wooden skewers, leaving room to handle. A platter full of skewers with veggies and raw steak for kabobs.
  3. Grill – Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush olive oil onto the grate. Brush vegetables with olive oil. Add skewers to grill. For steak prepared medium, grill 2 minutes per side for a total of 8 minutes. Wooden skewers with veggies and steak kabobs on the grill.

On the StoveTop

  1. Marinate – Combine steak kabob marinade ingredients in casserole dish. Add steak and allow to marinate 1+ hour, up to 4 hours refrigerated, covered.
  2. Prep – Preheat cast iron grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush with olive oil.
  3. Grill – Add skewers. Brush veggies with olive oil. For steak prepared medium, grill 2 minutes per side for a total of 8 minutes.
A close up image of steak kabobs on a white platter.

In the Oven

  1. Marinate – Combine steak kabob marinade ingredients in casserole dish. Add steak and allow to marinate 1+ hour, up to 4 hours refrigerated, covered.
  2. Prep – Preheat oven to broil. Line sheet pan with foil or spray with cooking spray.
  3. Assemble Skewers – Add steak and vegetables on skewers. I recommend putting steak and mushrooms on the same skewers and peppers, onion and any additional vegetables on separate skewers as they tend to take a bit longer in the broiler. Place on sheet pan.
  4. Broil – To prepare medium, broil 5 minutes on each side. Reduce or add additional time to prepare to the temperature of your choice.
Learn the keys to the most delicious steak kabobs on the grill! This steak kabob marinade is bursting with bold, healthy flavor in every bite. In fact, we tend to use our favorite steak for kabobs instead of traditional grilled steak - it’s just so good this way!

Tips

  • While cutting and chopping your steak and veggies, be sure to soak skewers if using bamboo.
  • Group several slices of red onions at once to prevent sticking.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – remember to grill these on separate skewers because they soften so quickly.
  • Olive oil – brush a little oil on your grill grates to prevent sticking.
A white platter filled with grilled steak kabobs.
A white platter filled with grilled steak kabobs.

What’s the Best Steak for Kabobs?

I prefer to use top sirloin or sirloin tips for steak for kabobs. However, filet can also be delicious- but because it’s so tender already, it doesn’t have quite as much of a bite to it like sirloin.

One item of note: don’t use stew meat for your steak kabobs. While it might be tempting to grab that package of pre-cut meat, it’s not what you want here.

Because kabobs require a fairly quick sear on the grill, you won’t have the long-term cooking time required to break down those less expensive cuts of beef used for stew meat packages.

A close up image of steak kabobs on a white platter.

What to Serve with Kabobs

I love serving kabobs from the grill because they are so flexible! Each family member can choose their favorite additions to their individual skewer stack, and what could be more fun than that?

The best part of serving these low carb grilled kabobs is that they can serve beautifully with a variety of sides. Consider the following ideas for serving with your kabobs!

A white platter filled with grilled steak kabobs.

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Steak Kabobs

Julie Blanner
Learn the keys to the most delicious steak kabobs on the grill! This steak kabob marinade is bursting with bold, healthy flavor in every bite. In fact, we tend to use our favorite steak for kabobs instead of traditional grilled steak – it’s just so good this way!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 283 kcal

Ingredients
  

Steak Kabob Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • Pepper

Kabob Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds sirloin steak or similar, cubed in one inch pieces
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 12 ounces fresh mushrooms halved or whole

Instructions
 

  • Marinate – Combine steak kabob marinade ingredients in casserole dish. Add steak and allow to marinate 1+ hour, up to 4 hours refrigerated, covered.
  • Assemble Skewers – Add steak and vegetables to wooden skewers, leaving room to handle.
  • Grill – Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Brush olive oil onto the grate. Brush vegetables with olive oil. Add skewers to grill. For steak prepared medium, grill 2 minutes per side for a total of 8 minutes.

Notes

Tips

  • While cutting and chopping your steak and veggies, be sure to soak skewers if using bamboo.
  • Group several slices of red onions at once to prevent sticking.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – remember to grill these on separate skewers because they soften so quickly.
  • Olive oil – brush a little oil on your grill grates to prevent sticking.

On the StoveTop

  1. Marinate – Combine steak kabob marinade ingredients in casserole dish. Add steak and allow to marinate 1+ hour, up to 4 hours refrigerated, covered.
  2. Prep – Preheat cast iron grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush with olive oil.
  3. Grill – Add skewers. Brush veggies with olive oil. For steak prepared medium, grill 2 minutes per side for a total of 8 minutes.

In the Oven

  1. Marinate – Combine steak kabob marinade ingredients in casserole dish. Add steak and allow to marinate 1+ hour, up to 4 hours refrigerated, covered.
  2. Prep – Preheat oven to broil. Line sheet pan with foil or spray with cooking spray.
  3. Assemble Skewers – Add steak and vegetables on skewers. I recommend putting steak and mushrooms on the same skewers and peppers, onion and any additional vegetables on separate skewers as they tend to take a bit longer in the broiler. Place on sheet pan.
  4. Broil – To prepare medium, broil 5 minutes on each side. Reduce or add additional time to prepare to the temperature of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories:283kcalCarbohydrates:10gProtein:41gFat:8gSaturated Fat:3gCholesterol:104mgSodium:105mgPotassium:1070mgFiber:3gSugar:5gVitamin A:1101IUVitamin C:120mgCalcium:63mgIron:4mg
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