Steak Kebabs with a Basil Sauce

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Grilled veggie & steak kebabs tossed with an amazing basil sauce

Plate of steak kebabs with basil sauce on top

Thick cut pieces of steak are marinated in a flavorful blend of ingredients and then skewered with peppers and onion and then grilled to perfection to bring you the best steak kebabs! These kebabs are topped with a fresh basil sauce creating a dinner you’re going to crave all summer long!

We love eating kebabs all Spring and Summer and I know these are going to be on repeat often! Alternating with our favorite chicken kebabs, of course 🙂

Overhead photo of raw meat in marinade mixture

How to make steak kebabs:

  • Start by combining the ingredients for the marinade: olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, chopped parsley, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Cut the steak into 1 and 1/2 inch pieces and place in the marinade. You want to marinate the meat for at least 30 minutes and preferably 1-2 hours. You don’t want to marinate the meat longer than 4 hours because it does start to make the meat mushy.
  • For the veggies: you’ll cut the red onion and bell peppers into 1 and 1/4 inch pieces. The veggies get tossed in oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Once the meat is marinated and veggies are ready, you can assemble your steak kebabs! Do this by layering steak and veggies onto soaked wooden or metal skewers. And then they’re ready to cook!
  • To cook your steak kebabs on the grill: Clean and grease your grill and then make sure grill is fully heated (to medium high heat) before adding kebabs. Place kebabs on grill and grill kebabs 6-9 minutes or until desired doneness is reached, rotating every 2-3 minutes for even grilling. Let those kebabs stand for a few minutes and then serve them with the amazing basil sauce!

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Veggie & Steak Kebabs

5 from 1 vote
Grilled veggie & steak kebabs tossed with an amazing basil sauce
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Veggie & Steak Kebabs

5 from 1 vote
Grilled veggie & steak kebabs tossed with an amazing basil sauce
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Steak Kebabs
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinating 1 hour
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 256kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 of 1 large red onion
  • 4 large bell peppers, whatever variety you'd like (I use 1 red, 1 orange, 1 yellow, and 1 green)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

Basil Sauce

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

For the Steak:

  • Combine the ingredients for the marinade: olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, chopped parsley, red pepper flakes, and about 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cut the steak into 1 and 1/2 inch pieces and place in the marinade. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and preferably 1-2 hours. Do not marinade longer than 4 hours to avoid mushy meat.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes before assembling.
  • Cut the red onion and bell peppers into 1 and 1/4 inch pieces. Place all the pepper pieces in a large bowl and lightly drizzle with vegetable oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Lightly drizzle the onion with oil and salt but don't toss so the pieces will stay together in chunks. 
  • To assemble kebabs layer steak and veggies onto soaked skewers. Roll up a paper towel and soak in vegetable oil. Using tongs, brush the soaked paper towel over clean grill grates. Make sure grill is fully heated (to medium high heat) before adding kebabs. Place kebabs on grill and grill kebabs 6-9 minutes or until desired doneness is reached, rotating every 2-3 minutes for even grilling. (Beef should be well seared on all sides and center of beef registers between 125-130°F (for medium rare) on an instant read thermometer, about 3 minutes per side -- they continue to cook off the grill a bit). Transfer skewers to platter and let rest for 5 minutes.

For the Basil Sauce

  • In a food processor, pulse the garlic and shallot a few times. Add the basil and pulse until finely chopped. Add the vinegar, fresh lemon juice, and salt + pepper to taste (I use about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper). Pulse a few times and while running, drizzle in the olive oil and pulse until smooth. Avoid pulsing the mixture too much with the olive oil as sometimes oil with metal can have a metallic reaction and alter the taste of the sauce.
  • Serve sauce on top or alongside kebabs.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 256kcal

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Basil sauce adapted from Food and Wine

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  1. 5 stars
    These steak kabobs look amazing, but all of your recipes look amazing as well. I am like a recipe junkie lol!! I have so many to try. This one I am going to try for sure this weekend. Keep them coming, their awesome.

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