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Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

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  • Makes: 5 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Marinate 6 hrs
  • Grill 12 mins

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Spice up purchased barbecue sauce to quickly make a zesty marinade for your next cookout. Add the marinated beef to skewers with zucchini, sweet peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Delicious!


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick, and/or skinless, boneless chicken breasts and/or thighs
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 -4 garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium onions, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 10 -12 medium fresh button mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 large red or green sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Cut steak into 1-inch cubes. Or, cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Put steak and/or chicken in a plastic bag set in a shallow dish.
  2. For Marinade: In a saucepan, mix the barbecue sauce, water, garlic, dried onion, sugar, steak sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire, oil, and salt. Bring to just boiling. Cool. Pour over steak or chicken; seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
  3. In a saucepan, cook onions, covered, in small amount of boiling water for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook for 1 minute more. Drain. Thread vegetables onto five 6-inch metal skewers with zucchini and sweet pepper pieces.
  4. Drain meat, reserving marinade; thread meat onto five 6-inch metal skewers. Cook on rack of uncovered grill over medium heat for 12 to 14 minutes or till done, turning halfway through. In saucepan, heat marinade until bubbly.
  5. Grill vegetables over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally; brush with heated marinade.
  6. Serve immediately with warm marinade. Makes 5 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Beef and Vegetable Kabobs)

Servings Per Recipe 5, cal. (kcal) 372, carb. (g) 19, chol. (mg) 91, Fat, total (g) 18, sodium (mg) 652

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