Kebobs are savory bite-size meat cuts skewered together with vegetable pieces and grilled to bring out their respective tastes.  Greek-style beef kebobs also known as souvlaki can be a favorite on parties and comfortable gatherings of friends and neighbors.  Demonstrate your own prowess in preparing souvlaki through this recipe.

Greek-Style Beef Kebobs
Greek-Style Beef Kebobs

 

Ingredients

(Note: The proportions of ingredients listed here can yield a maximum of 8 souvlakis.)

 

Kebobs

  • 5 pounds of top round beef, cut into bite size (approx. 1 ¼ inch cubes)
  • ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of fresh oregano, minced
  • 1½ tsp. of kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetables, herbs or spices
  • peppers (red and/or green)
  • onions
  • tomatoes
  • Tzatziki for dipping

 

Upon serving (your choice of the following):

  • Pita
  • Hummus
  • Rice
  • Greek salad

 

For the tzatziki:

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and finely shredded
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp. of dried dill
  • ½ tsp. of kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Greek-Style Beef Kebobs
Greek-Style Beef Kebobs

 

Directions

For the kebobs:

  1. Put the bite-size beef into a large plastic bag or shallow pan.
  2. In a small bowl, put together the lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Mix them all together and pour them over the beef.
  3. Seal the bag (if you’re using a plastic storage bag) but let out the extra air. If you’re using a pan, just cover it and marinate the beef for as long as 2-4 hours.
  4. Assemble the beef cubes and veggie bits onto the skewers.
  5. Preheat the grill into medium high temperature before placing the skewered bits onto it.
  6. Upon putting the skewers, reduce the heat into medium and grill the kebobs for 8-10 minutes, flipping them only once.
  7. Serve with tzatziki dip, rice, pitas or humus.

 

For the tzatziki:

  1. Mix all the ingredients of tzatziki into a bowl and combine them thoroughly.
  2. Refrigerate for about half an hour so the flavors will come out and develop.

 

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