Sunday, August 3, 2014

Marinade for Beef Kabobs

Where's the Beef??? That silly commercial from the 80's popped into my head as I glanced at the kabob recipes here on Pig In Mud. Not-one-for-beef. So, much to Earl's delight, I decided to correct that:@) Without a doubt the star of this meal is the Marinade for Beef Kabobs, it's tangy and robust and there's something about it that keeps you going back for just one more bite...
This is the first time I've added tomatoes to kabobs, I'd recommend dedicating a skewer or two to them individually. Especially if they're super ripe and fresh from the garden. This recipe makes a lot of marinade and is easily cut in half. If you live alone or there's only two of you, go ahead and grill up all of the meat. The leftovers would be great for topping a salad, adding BBQ sauce for a sandwich or diced up and added to a skillet dinner.

Cute side note: I added the leftovers to my pressure cooker to whip up a small batch of Beef Barley Soup. As it was cooking away a couple girls knocked on the door (they were handing out church flyers). They said "we just have to tell you, it smells so good in there!". How's that for an unsolicited testimonial:@)

Marinade for Beef Kabobs-from Miz Helen's Country Cottage
~This quantity of marinade is for (at least) 2 lbs sirloin, cut into bite sized pieces~
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
2/3 cup Ketchup
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 tablespoon Worcester
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper-leave it out if you'd like
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke-optional but highly recommended
  1. In a medium size sauce pan melt the butter and add everything else, whisk together. Simmer for 30 minutes. 
  2. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  3. Add meat to marinade and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  4. Skewer meat and your favorite veggies and grill to your desired level of doneness.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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21 comments:

  1. I see many possibilities for left-overs here. How fun that the kids complimented on how nice your house smelled from cooking.
    Sam

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  2. "Where's the beef?" is oh so memorable Lynn and brings a smile to my face! Your kababs with marinade sound great, what a delicious use for the leftovers too in your soup :)

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  3. I'll just have a bowl of the marinade please!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. We love to grill kabobs! This really kicks it up a notch! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

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  5. 'much to earl's delight...' hahahaha! :)

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  6. I love it when something is simmering on the stove and the whole house smells good. This marinade looks fantastic, Lynn.

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  7. Oh this sounds like BBQ sauce meets Teriyaki! Your photo is making my mouth water...I see kebabs in my near future :)
    Jenna

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  8. I do love Kabobs! My Dad use to make them quite often when I was growing up. The tomatoes always got so squishy! The marinade sound delish!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  9. Lynn, this recipe looks and sounds delicious!! We love kabobs at our house! :) I'm not so much a beef lover, but my husband is (too much so, in fact). I think kabobs are a really good way to cook beef -- thank you for sharing the recipe for marinade. It looks delish.

    Have a great day!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  10. I can't wait to try the marinade for the kabobs, Lynn. They look so tasty, too. Did you use Bella, George or your other grill? You have so many choices! I'm still thinking about the soup, though, but I'll wait until it's cooler here.
    Happy Sunday!

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    1. I was grilling between rain drops so I used the gas grill:@)

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  11. Great way to use up the leftovers! I am not too sure that there would be any leftovers here....The marinade sounds very tasty....

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  12. Yay...i have everything for this except.....the sirloin...:(

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  13. Lynn, you always find the best recipes! This sounds great!

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  14. One of my all time favorite summer meals, Lynn. Thanks for your recipe!

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  15. I have some squash that would be the perfect size for that. The marinade would be like icing on a cake I am sure.

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  16. What a terrific marinade! I need to make beef kabobs very soon!

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  17. Hi Lynn, great dish, love kebobs and this marinade.

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  18. What a delicious way to use all of those zucchini and tomatoes that I am hoping will ripen soon!

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  19. I just texted my husband after seeing this post that I want beef kabobs for dinner! He's in charge of the menu tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

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