Spicy Island Beef Kebabs with Homemade Marinade

Here’s one of our personal favourites! This Spicy Island Beef Kebab recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy beef on the barbeque or grill.

Spicy Island Beef Kebabs Recipe

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Spicy Island Beef Kebabs with Homemade Marinade
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A Marinated Spicy Island Beef Kebab recipe with green onions, peppers, Thyme, cinnamon, plantains, etc...
Recipe type: Kebabs
Serves: 3
  • Kebabs
  • 1½ pounds (680g) of boneless top sirloin, trimmed and cut into 30 cubes
  • 2 black-ripe plantains, peeled, and each cut into 9 pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 18 pieces
  • Diagonally cut green onions
  • Lime wedges for Garnish
  • Cooking spray
  • Marinade
  • ½ cup of chopped green onions
  • 2 habanero or serrano peppers, seeded
  • 1 tablespoon of ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh or ¼ teaspoon of dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons of low-sodium soy sauce
  1. Prepare the grill
  2. Combine the marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth
  3. Place the marinade mixture, beef, and bell pepper pieces in a large zip-lock plastic bag and seal
  4. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes
  5. Remove the beef and bell pepper pieces from the bag and discard the marinade
  6. Place beef, bell pepper pieces, and plantain pieces in a large bowl and toss well to coat
  7. Thread 5 beef cubes, 3 red pepper pieces, and 3 plantain pieces alternately onto each of 6 (12-inch or 30cm) skewers
  8. Lightly coat kebabs with cooking spray or use olive oil mister
  9. Place the kebabs on the grill rack coated with cooking spray
  10. Cook for 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until desired degree of doneness
  11. Garnish with green onion pieces and serve with lime wedges.


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