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Grilled Beef Shish Kabobs

This Grilled Balsamic Beef Shish Kabobs recipe is an easy dinner idea perfect for grilling during the summer. These are the best steak kabobs! They’re loaded with flavorful meat and veggies then glazed with a sweet balsamic marinade!

Grilling steak kabobs is always such a fun summer dinner. For more great dinner recipes check out my Grilled Beef Kabobs with Avocado Cucumber Tzatziki and The Best Marinated Steak Kabobs. You’ll be making these all summer!

Easy Steak Kabobs For The Grill

Can I just tell you that this recipe makes me do a happy dance?

I mean come on … charred grilled Steak and Veggies slathered in a sweet herbaceous balsamic glaze!! Come to momma!

A bottle of Traina Gourmet Sicilian Ketchup

The Best Summer Dinner Recipe

These Grilled Balsamic Beef Kabobs scream summer to me, which is good because summer is right around the corner. Cason gets out of school in less than a month and then it’s summer break! Wow this school year has gone fast!

I seriously can’t wait though. I’ve missed having my little guy around during the day and this year we’ll have access to a pool (AT OUR HOUSE) all summer long! Which means we’ll be living in swim suits and devouring goods from the grill. Starting with these Beef Kabobs.

I don’t know about you but hamburgers, fish, steaks, light salads, kabobs and pizzas on the grill are a must for us all summer long. I rarely use the stove top. Because we use all of the same proteins in the summer, I try to change up the flavors by utilizing unique condiments or toppings.

Beef kabobs with rice and fresh rosemary in a bowl

Recently I came across some incredible flavor popping condiments and fresh sun dried fruit by Traina Foods and have absolutely fallen in love! Traina is based out of California and prides itself on their natural organic farming practicing and use of innovative technology to produce high quality sun dried fruits! Traina puts the SUN to work for them by using solar panels at their processing and packaging plants for 100% of their energy needs to give you the product you want! How awesome is that!

They are the leading producer of the finest sun dried tomatoes in the world! Now that is quite an accomplishment! Traina sells a huge variety of California sun dried fruits and they have recently come out with a new line called “fruitons” that are bite size sun dried fruits in a package that you could add to your salad, granola, bruschetta, charcuterie board or just eat plain. They have also received several awards for their Sun Dried Tomato Ketchups! Basically, they are rock stars!

Top view of Beef Kabobs on skewers
Collage of Beef chunks in a bowl of marinade and uncooked Beef Kabobs on skewers

Best Homemade Kabob Marinade 

This Ketchup is the perfect showcase ingredient in my balsamic marinade and glaze to make these Kabobs burst with vibrant flavor!

Beef Kabobs on their own are delicious but if you amp them up with a sauce they become irresistible! Now, i know that it sounds like a lot but I marinade the meat in half of the sauce and then reserve the rest to glaze the kabobs with while they are cooking on the grill. HECK YES!

Y’all these kabobs are absolutely insane!

Bon Appetit friends and happy grilling!

Close-up view of Steak Kabobs on skewers
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Juicy beef kabobs with fresh summer veggies.

Grilled Beef Kabobs

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  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


This juicy, grilled kabobs recipe with sweet-and-savory balsamic marinade and fresh, crunchy veggies is an easy summer lunch.



Balsamic Beef:

  • 2lbs top sirloin, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dry rosemary or 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Kabobs Ingredients:

  • 2 yellow peppers, cubed
  • 2 green peppers, cubed
  • 1 red onion, cubed
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup whole baby bella mushrooms


  1. In a large bowl, mix balsamic vinegar, olive, mustard, rosemary, garlic, honey, salt and pepper.  Whisk until everything is combined. Reserve 1/3 cup of marinade and set aside.
  2. Add cut beef to a bowl. Pour the marinade on top. Toss to coat the beef. Cover and place in the refrigerator and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Assemble kabobs: alternate yellow pepper, green pepper, red onion, meat, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. Repeat. (I try to get 3-4 pieces of meat per skewer) Continue process until ingredients are gone.
  4. Heat grill to medium high heat, about 375-400°F.
  5. Make sure that grill grates are clean. Spray grill grates with cooking spray or rub down with an olive oil soaked rag.
  6. Place steak kabobs directly on the grill. Grill each side for 3-4 minutes, you want a nice char. Remove the kabobs from grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with reserved  1/3 cup marinade.

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28 comments on “Grilled Beef Shish Kabobs”

  1. What can I use as a substitute for the specialty ketchup…I can’t find it where I am. Would normal ketchup with some Italian seasoning work?

    1. Did you search for it on the store locator page? https://www.trainafoods.com/store-locator

      You could sub it with regular ketchup and italian seasonings but it would have the sundried tomato taste.

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    What a gorgeous dish that has me drooling first thing in the a.m.! The ketchup sounds like a fabulous product, and quality ingredients is always a good thing! Yum!

    1. haha.. thanks patricia! The ketchup is incredible, so flavorful and adds a nice brightness to the marinade!

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    Christine - Jar Of Lemons

    This is so delicious! Perfect for spring and summer. We just bought a grill, so my husband would love these!

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    Jessica Levinson

    These beef kabobs are the perfect way to start the grilling season! They look so delicious

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    Jessica Robinson

    These are Summer at it’s finest!! Holy cow amazing! So flavorful with the delicious marinate and your pics are beyond gorgeous!

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    Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    These beef kabobs look so delicious! Especially with the balsamic marinade!! I literally drooled when I looked at your gorgeous photos!! I think I’ll make this at my sister’s house since we don’t have a grill!

  7. Balsamic and kabobs just seen to go so well together. Love your recipe for sweetening up the balsamic vinegar!

  8. These kabobs are so perfect for this weather! I can’t believe that BBQ season is finally here. We still haven’t had our first BBQ, but I’m pinning this recipe to try!

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    Oh my! We’re already deep into grilling season here and kebabs are one of my all time favorite ways to put an easy dinner on the table. These beef and vegetable beauties are going to make their way to our dinner table soon — and that sauce sounds fabulous. Will look for Traina in our markets.

    1. Us too! Grilling has been my life the past 2 months and I LOVE it! You’ve got to try these kabobs, you’ll adore them!