Spicy Grilled Beef Kabobs

Total Time
2hrs 12mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 12 mins

An Alton Brown "Good Eats" recipe that he attributes back to the old Ottoman Empire and which sounds pretty authentically Turkish to me! Traditionally according to AB this is supposed to be originated with Turkish mercenaries grilling chunks of meat on their swords in the field - love that guy and his stories)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the beef into 1 1/2 " cubes and place into a mixing bowl or large plastic sealable bag.
  2. Place the garlic, spices, and wine vinegar into a food processor. Blend and while still blending, drizzle in olive oil, mix well.
  3. Pour marinade mixture over beef and mix well, marinate in fridge for 2 - 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Thread the meat onto the skewers leaving about 1/2-inch in between the pieces of meat. Place on the grill and cook, with lid lowered, 2 to 3 minutes per side, 8 to 12 minutes in all (8 minutes for rare and 12 for medium).
  5. Remove from the heat to aluminum foil, wrap and allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes prior to serving.
Most Helpful

My husband really loved this! I thought it was pretty good. Might use a better cut of meat next time as it was not quite as tender as I would like. Still a wonderful recipe I will make again. Funny about smoking the paprika! :)

Terriyaki 2 August 21, 2009

Semra22, All I can say is AWESOME, M M GOOD! What a great marinade! I did have may doubts bc I tasted the marinade after I put it in the food processer and thought yuck. I am soooooooooooooooo glad I went on and made these kabobs. DH and DS devoured them. This was such an easy arinade to pull together. I let them marimade for 6 hours and then let red peppers and mushrooms (did not care for the mushrooms) go for 15 minustes. I grilled them. I will make these again!

Luvs 2 Cook August 14, 2007

I don't really know what cut of meat we used but it worked well, tasted yummy and smelled great as it grilled!

thejonesgal July 18, 2011