Honey Balsamic Marinade Beef Kabobs: A sweet and tangy marinade makes these beef kabobs tender and tasty, and the ideal grill meal!
Honey Balsamic Marinade Beef Kabobs
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Don’t you just love grilling in the summer? Anything from shrimp to chicken, we love grilling. And so I am always looking for healthy, easy, and good tasting marinades for our grill meat. I love the flavor of many store bought marinades. However, I don’t love their ingredients that are hard to pronounce and that are not good for you.
Since making your own marinade is eazy peazy, I thought I would share one of our favorite go-to beef marinades when we are in a hurry: Honey Balsamic. This marinade packs a flavor punch and takes only a few minutes to mix up. I love to mix it, thread my kabobs, and then freeze it with the marinade in the bag. This makes a great freezer meal, which I can then pull out and the flavor seeps in while the meat defrosts. Try it! It is so easy, and makes summer evening meals really fast.
- If you plan to use wooden skewers for threading your kabobs, consider soaking them in water first to keep them from burning.
- If you like extra flavor, reserve some marinade, and apply to meat a few minutes before cooking is complete.
- Serve with grilled vegetables for even more awesome flavor.
Other Grilling Tools and Tips
- Gear up with indispensable grilling tools: a pair of tongs, fork, and spatula, a wire grill brush and basting brush, and a grill basket.
- To prevent drying and for more tender and juicier meats, keep your lid down as much as possible.
- Pre-prep all ingredients before you begin. Grilling is an art, and you cannot be prepping while grilling successfully.
- Add marinades and/or sweet sauces with a brush during the last few minutes of grilling.
- To add a smoky flavor, add apple wood to coals for sweet, mesquite for tangy, and hickory for more bacon like flavor.
- To prevent burning of meat, when grill is hot scrape it well with a wire brush. Then apply a little oil with a brush, rubbing it with a paper towel.
- If you love grilling fruits and veggies, a wire basket is a good investment. It prevents food from falling into the coals.
- Grilled food is hot enough to continue cooking after being removed from grill. To keep things tender remove meat a little early.
- If flare-ups occur, close the lid!
- Finally, do not cross-contaminate utensils, plates, tongs, and so forth with raw meat and end cooked products.
Other Favorite Summer Recipes!
- Grilled Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Burgers
- Chipotle Pesto Grilled Chicken Skewers
- Marinated Grilled Filet
- Island Style Pork Tenderloin
- Sweet and Sour Grilled Pork Chops with Fruit Salsa
Honey Balsamic Marinade Beef Kabobs
- 2-3 lbs Beef eye of round
- 2 Green bell peppers
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Cut beef into one inch cubes
- Cut peppers into one inch square slices
- Cut onions into one inch square pieces
- Mix together marinade ingredients
- Thread kabobs alternating beef, green pepper, onion
- Put kabobs in a cake pan or other deep dish
- Pour marinade over top
- Let meat and veggies sit in marinade for 20-30 minutes in fridge, flip once to coat both sides
- Cook on medium high grill for approx. 8 minutes, flip and cook 8 more minutes or until beef reaches preferred doneness.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.