With summer on the way many folks are firing up our grills for those summer backyard barbecues. Since I live in Hawaii we barbecue all year round. We’re famous among our family and friends for our Sunday barbecues; everyone looks forward to them. Weekly barbecues can be a challenge, we’re always looking for new grilling recipes and ideas.
One of our family favorites are these super easy Beef Kebobs. It doesn’t take long to prepare and they are super yummy! The secret to tender kebobs is to keep the chunks uniform in size so they cook evenly and to baste them in flavored olive oil to keep them from drying up.
2 lbs. beef tenderloin (you can use top sirloin but it may not be as tender)
1 large green bell pepper
1 basket of fresh mushrooms
1 large onion
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbls. minced garlic or garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. dried rosemary
Metal or bamboo skewers
1. Cut meat in 1″ cubes
2. Cut onions in 1″ chunks
3. Cut bell peppers in 1″ pieces
4. Put everything on skewers alternating meat with veggies
5. Mix garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary in olive oil
6. Grill meat to desired doneness, basting with oil mixture as you grill
We are a family of carnivores, we love our steaks! Our favorite is rib-eye steak which we usually prefer grilled, until recently when my son started searing the steaks in a cast iron pan then popping them in the oven for a few minutes to broil. The resulting steaks are perfect; tender, juicy, and flavorful! It’s a great alternative when you don’t feel like firing up the barbecue grill.
To make these steaks you will need a heavy oven safe cast iron frying pan. The steaks should be marinated for at least a couple of hours, I find marinating them in a ziplock bag works best. We serve the steaks with either steamed white rice or a baked potato and seasonal veggies. Here’s the recipe and instructions, enjoy!
1 tbl. minced garlic
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbl. fresh or dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 rib-eye steaks
1 tsp. olive oil for frying
Mix spices, vinegar, and oil together and pour into ziplock bag.
Place steaks in the bag and seal the bag.
Shake the bag until the marinade covers the steaks completely.
Place steaks in refrigerator until ready to cook.
Pre-heat oven on broil.
Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet for about a minute – don’t let it burn or allow it to start smoking.
Place steaks in pan, fry over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until browned.
Flip steaks and do the same to the other side.
Place frying pan with steaks into the top rack of the oven and broil to desired doneness; rare, medium rare, or well done.