Spicy Steak Kabobs

By Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It’s sad but true – barbeque season is coming to an end.

Many may have already put their barbeques away for the colder months, but I’m inspired by a guy at my work who barbeques all year long. That’s right – even in snow storms!

While that’s definitely not for me, I still think we can make the most of the snow-free weather. It’s been 10-20 degrees in Ottawa lately, and that’s just warm enough for me to ask My Other Half to fire up the grill.

These savoury and tender kabobs would be awesome any time of year – especially if you have in indoor grill. We made them twice – once for a dinner party, and once for my parents, and they were amazing both times. The key is to buy good steak (we get ours from Costco – it’s the best).

Spicy Steak Kabobs


  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek
  • 1 tsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lb top sirloin steak, cut in 24 equal pieces
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cut in 24 equal pieces
  • 1 sweet green pepper, cut in 24 equal pieces


  1. In a food processor, combine onion, garlic and ginger until a paste is formed. Add tomato paste, vinegar, chili paste, sugar and salt and blend. Transfer to bowl with steak and stir. Let marinate for 10 minutes. Put the beef and peppers onto eight soaked wooden or metal skewers. Place the BBQ (or a grill) and cook to your liking (we did about 5 minutes per side).
  2. Adapted from Canadian Living

These would be great accompanied by my creamy almond salad and some southwest roast potato salad!


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