Savoury Beef Kebabs

Gather your friends and impress them with these savoury yet simple beef kebabs guaranteed to please everyone around your table. The basic prep work can be done up to eight hours in advance, leaving you with plenty of time to mingle before the beef hits the grill.

Heavily adapted from Gourmet magazine

Serves 4–6

You’ll Need

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 2 lbs. sirloin flap or flatiron steak, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • salt
  • 12 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Prep and Cook

  • Stir together the oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, cumin, lemon zest and pepper in a bowl, and toss with the beef. Cover and chill for 2–8 hours.
  • Prepare the grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-hot flames. Thread 4–6 pieces of beef onto each skewer, taking care to leave a little space between each piece. Transfer to a tray.
  • Oil the grill rack and season the beef with salt. Cook, turning until browned but slightly pink inside, about 4 minutes.
  • Served with grilled pita bread and tzatziki, if desired.


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