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A beef kabob on a skewer
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Easy Beef Kabobs on the Grill

Easy Beef Kabobs on the Grill are a dream come true! Cubed strip steaks cooked to perfection with simple seasoning in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: beef kabobs, beef kabobs on the grill, grilled kabobs, meat kabobs, steak kabobs
Servings: 6
Calories: 265kcal


  • Grill
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Tongs
  • Oven mitt
  • Knife


  • 3 strip steaks
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 20 bay leaves about 20
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil to brush on skewers, 1 tsp. each


  • Cut 3 strip steaks into cubes. Cut long-ways down the middle, then into horizontal slices to divide the steaks into chunks.
    Cutting strip steaks into cubes
  • Combine 1 Tbsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. sea salt, and 1 tsp. pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle on the cubed steaks on all four sides, patting down to press the seasoning into the meat.
    Cubes of seasoned beef on a cutting board with skewers to the side
  • Layer a chunk of steak, then a bay leaf, on a skewer, and repeat until all meat is skewered with bay leaves between each piece of steak.
    Layering beef kabobs on skewers
  • Brush 1 tsp. olive oil onto each skewer to prevent them from sticking to the grill.
    Brushing olive oil on steak skewer
  • Grill skewers over high heat with the lid closed for 2 minutes on each side. Watch closely - they cook quickly!
    Beef kabobs on the grill cooking
  • Once the skewers reach an internal temperature of 135°F (about 8 minutes total), serve and enjoy.
    Chunks of cooked beef kabobs on a cutting board



  • Cut your beef into uniform pieces so they cook evenly.
  • We recommend you don't use metal skewers - they transfer heat and will make it easy to overcook the beef. Use bamboo skewers for best results.
  • To make it easier to turn your beef kabobs on the grill, skewer them twice.
  • Soak your wooden skewers for at least 20 minutes before grilling.
  • For best results, always use a meat thermometer to check the doneness of your meat kabobs.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg