Garlic Steak Kabobs are grilled to perfection and covered with a garlic butter sauce which makes them irresistible!
Grilled Steak Kabobs
Grilled steak kabobs are one of those summer dishes that we look forward to every year. With steak being an easier thing than chicken to cook, they’re an easy meal that tastes amazing.
You can add any vegetables you want to these garlic butter steak kabobs, but even if you keep it plain and simple- it’s delicious! This steak kabob recipe is as simple as you want to make it, and on those busy and hot summer days- sometimes simple and easy is exactly what you need!
Once you know how to grill steak kabobs and you have an incredible recipe on hand, no dinner is too far out of reach. Kabobs are a great way to stretch a limited number of steaks among an entire family too (just add extra veggies to the skewers). Kabobs are a great main dish, there are so many easy sides to go along with them like baked potatoes, fruit salad, and ciabatta rolls!
What’s In Garlic Butter Steak Kabobs?
- Minced Garlic: You can use freshly minced or can substitute for garlic powder if needed!
- Minced Parsley: Fresh or dried works great in this recipe.
- Steak: I prefer to purchase sirloin steaks and cut them into equal sized chunks myself. I won’t lie though, I’ve done this with stew meat before, they just aren’t quite as tender.
- Bell Peppers
- Other veggies of choice
How to Make Garlic Butter Steak Kabobs
Add the chunked meat and veggies to your skewers. I suggest using metal skewers because they’re easier to work with, but you can use wood if properly prepared (see below). Just make sure that there is enough space in between each element so everything cooks evenly.
Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F and then cook your kabobs for approx 5 minutes on each side until they’ve reached your desired doneness. Remember that 160 is well done and 135 is medium rare. I suggest having an instant read thermometer on hand, this really is key to perfect Steak Kabobs!
While the kabobs are on the grill, we will mix together the garlic butter. It consists of butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
Immediately after the kabobs come off of the grill, Spread the butter mixture all over the kabobs, allowing the butter to melt from the heat of the kabobs. Let them rest for 5 minutes with either a lid over the plate or some foil before serving.
What type of steak should I use?
You can use any type of steak that you have on hand or within your budget. I personally like to use Sirloin, New York Strip or boneless ribeye.
Should you wet skewers before grilling?
If you are using wooden skewers, then yes- definitely get them wet before using. Letting your wooden skewers soak in warm water for at least 30 minutes prior to using keeps them from splintering in your food and from catching on fire while over the grill.
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Garlic Butter Steak Kabobs
- 3 lbs steak cut into chunks
- Onions & other veggies optional, cut into chunks
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 3/4 tsp minced garlic (cans sub 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
- 1 tbsp fresh minced parsley (can sub 1 tsp dried parsley)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Add the meat and veggies to your skewers (I suggest metal ones). Make sure that there is enough space in between each element so everything cooks evenly.
- Grill on 450° for approx 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature has reached your desired doneness (160° is well done, 135° is medium rare).
- While the kabobs are on the grill, combine all of the ingredients for the garlic butter in a small bowl.
- Immediately after pulling the kabobs off the grill, spread the butter mixture all over the kabobs, allowing the butter to melt from he heat of the kabobs.
- Cover and allow the kabobs to rest for 5 mintues before serivng.