Looking to add some Mediterranean flair to your next grilling session? These Italian Steak Kabobs with Roasted Garlic Basting Sauce will take your taste buds on a flavor-packed journey!
These Italian Steak Kabobs are not only a crowd-pleaser but also an excellent option for a weeknight dinner or weekend get-togethers. Prepare to impress your guests and savor the essence of the Mediterranean with every juicy bite!
The key to these kabobs is the roasted garlic basting sauce. Roasting the garlic brings out its sweetness and mellows its flavor, making it the perfect complement to the grilled steak. The sauce also adds a touch of smokiness, which is amplified by the grill.
Grilling magically makes almost everything taste even better. You get the smoky flavor and slightly charred little bits to the point of caramelization for the steaks, onions, and bell peppers. Adding mushrooms and pepperoncini peppers ramps things up to a whole other depth of flavor.
Those little flavor bomb tomatoes on the side were the perfect addition to our salad, but they were so beautiful they were screaming “take my picture too!”.
This recipe is inspired by our love of the Italian restaurants we have in our area. What many people do not know is that “The Hill” is not just the largest Italian neighborhood is St. Louis. It is probably the largest true Italian neighborhood in the country!
In fact there is a new documentary called “Americas Last Little Italy“. It is a movie that explores the deep historic roots of the Hill, St. Louis’ iconic Italian neighborhood.
We love our Italian around here and it’s a tradition to have a little special dipping oil for Italian bread, that was my inspiration for this recipe, that dipping oil with roasted garlic and some herbs for for the marinade and basting sauce and let me tell you that knocks these little Italian Steak kabobs right out of the ball park, it’s a home run! It’s a winner folks! Go Crazy! Hey Joe Buck is from here too, so his father Jack Buck was the Cardinal Hall of Fame announcer for many many years.
What can you serve with these Italian Steak Kabobs with Roasted Garlic Basting Sauce?
- All you need is a salad and maybe some garlic bread.
- A nice bottle of red wine and you’ve got the perfect summer evening dinner!
Here are some tips for making the best Italian Steak Kabobs:
- Use a good quality steak. A flank steak or skirt steak would be a good choice.
- Don’t overcrowd the grill. If you crowd the grill, the kabobs will not cook evenly.
- Baste the kabobs frequently. This will help them stay moist and flavorful.
- Don’t overcook the steak. Overcooked steak will be tough and dry.
What kind of Beef works for Steak Kabobs
This is debatable. We tend to watch the ads for sales. You will find that Top Sirloin usually has a better price and works great for kabobs, since there is enough muscle to hold up to the marinating process.
If you are wanting the most tender (but also expensive) filet mignon from beef tenderloin, porterhouse, or ribeye will all work. However, I prefer just to have all of those as steaks personally.
Stew meat would not be a good choice, as it has too much connective tissue. It needs to cook slowly for some time in order to tenderize it.
We prefer these metal skewers. If you do use wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using them.
Some tips for Roasted Garlic:
- For roasting garlic: slice off the top of garlic, drizzle a little olive oil, and wrap in foil. Place on grill (indirect heat) or in oven at 400 degrees until golden and tender. This should take about 30-40 minutes, when done mash with a fork and mince.
- We like to roast a few bulbs at a time and freeze for later use. It goes perfect on something similar to these Roasted Garlic Herb Butter for these Rib Eye Steaks. You will can also have some ready next time you want to make Italian Pasta and Marinara Meat Sauce.
- I could go on and on with my love for garlic. Like in these Garlic Butter Beef Tips and Mushroom Gravy, or Garlic Herb Pork Roast and Creamy White Wine Gravy, I am sure you see a pattern here. We do love use some garlic here and that’s not even all of it there’s Brussel Sprouts, Tuscan Shrimp. Garlic goes well with lots of things and it’s so healthy to add.
What’s the difference between charred and burnt?
Char is all about balance, your creating a complexity of flavor, but burnt food goes past caramelization. Becoming too bitter and not so yummy. It takes some practice and patience to learn how to grill properly and know how to control your fire.
Here are some variations on the recipe:
- For a more intense garlic flavor, add more roasted garlic to the basting sauce.
- For a spicier kabobs, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the basting sauce.
- For a vegetarian option, omit the steak and use vegetables such as zucchini, squash, or mushrooms.
Fire up the grill and get ready to impress your family and friends with these kabobs that are not only visually appealing but also bursting with savory goodness. Follow this simple recipe and let the Mediterranean aromas fill the air!
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For the Marinade and Basting Sauce: For the Kabobs: Nutrition data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.
Roasted Garlic Marinade and Basting Sauce:
Serving Size 1 skewer
Amount Per Serving Calories 415Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 78mgSodium 414mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 24g
For the Marinade and Basting Sauce:
For the Kabobs:
Nutrition data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.
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