Fire up your grill and get ready to wow your taste buds with these melt in your mouth Greek Steak Kabobs. You’ll wish you doubled or tripled the recipe.
Who doesn’t love a filling and delicious meal? These Greek Steak Kabobs are just that. I’m sitting here looking at the pictures wishing I still had some left in the fridge for breakfast. Too bad all the leftovers were eaten almost immediately. That’s the problem when you make delicious food, leftovers are few and far between. I can’t complain because I want to make every meal as delicious and nutritious as possible. I just need to learn to make double/triple the amount, one day I’ll learn.
Now, some may argue that red meat is not the most healthy item on the menu. I’d like to agree to disagree. While, yes red meat can be unhealthy, so can any food if eaten in the wrong quantity and under the wrong circumstances. It’s funny how we’ll sit here and debate red meat all day. However, when asked if Cheerios are heart healthy, no one bats an eye and just assumes it is. I believe that eating a variety of proteins (and all food groups for that matter) is important. Each type of meat/protein has a unique makeup of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc and can be important to your overall health. Stop demonizing real food, food that has always been food and food that has incredible nutrient value & density.
Red Meat Controversy
I don’t want this post to turn into a debate. Afterall, the pictures speak for themselves, these kabobs are delicious. However, I feel like I need to make a confession:
Hi, my name is Sassy, I’m a dietitian and I eat red meat. I have no regrets, believe there is health to be found in red meat, but I’m not going to force it upon you.
There, now that’s that. I eat red meat, but I won’t force you to. There are many great health benefits to eating grass-fed meat, which I may go into in a blog post one day.
just know, some people may not feel good eating red meat, and that’s okay. Others who eat red meat in a highly processed and low-quality manner, red meat may also not feel great in the long run. For those, however, who feel good eating red meat, can find a good source (i.e. grass fed, from trusted farmers, etc.) red meat can fit into their healthy diet. I just read an interesting post by fellow RD Diana Rodgers showing how grass-fed meat is cheaper per ounce than 10 other foods you might now expect, check it out here. I won’t go into too much detail but I feel good when I eat red meat and I choose to source my red meat from the best sources I can find & afford. End of story (for now).
Greek Steak Kabobs
Alright, all education and debate aside, let’s get to the meat and potatoes (errr peppers & onions?) of this post. When the weather got warmer I decided it was time for some grilled meat. I actually did this recipe on my indoor grill (it’s part of my gas stove) but it can easily be done on an outdoor grill as well. I love how tender the meat was after marinating overnight and the color contrast of the meat with the vegetables was hard to deny.
The steak kabobs go nicely with the fresh Tzatziki leaving you licking your chops and wanting more. These kabobs go great in a wrap, over a salad, mixed with some rice or just eaten as is. You pick what you want to pair with it, but know that they are incredibly flavorful and don’t need much else to make them a hit! Enjoy!
Pro Tip: For tender, melt in your mouth steak, marinate for longer than 1 hour, better yet, prep it the night before, you’ll be glad you did.Print
Greek Steak Kabobs (Souvlaki) with Tzatziki
- 1–1/2 lb sirloin, fat trimmed and cut into 1–2” cubes
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp oregano
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 large red peppers, roughly chopped
- 1 medium red onion, roughly chopped
- 1 cucumber, peeled & grated
- 7 oz. full fat greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1 Tbsp fresh dill
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
- Place all ingredients for steak kabobs in a large plastic bag (or in a glass dish) and place bag in refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight.
- Meanwhile, mix cucumber with a dash of salt in a medium bowl, wait 2 minutes, squeeze out excess water in a paper bowl or cheese cloth.
- Mix cucumber and the rest of the ingredients for Tzatziki with a blender or food processor, set aside.
- When ready, preheat a grill or griddle on medium-high heat.
- Make kabobs by alternating steak with red pepper and red onion.
- Cook on grill/griddle for 5-6 minutes per side & serve with Tzatziki.
If you could only eat one protein for the rest of your life, what would it be?
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