Honey Balsamic Marinade Beef Kabobs:
A sweet and tangy marinade makes these beef kabobs tender and tasty, and the ideal grill meal!
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.