I was down to my very last package of meat from my bulk half cow purchase last season. It was a package of stew meat. I didn’t feel like making any stew, so I figured why not make a kabob out of it? This marinade tenderized the meat very nicely and it turned out fabulous! I guess I should call this the poor man’s kabob.
- 1-2 pounds cubed beef stew meat (or if you happen to have some sirloin, cut that up into 1.5 inch chunks)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground turmeric (where to buy)
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp kosher salt (where to buy)
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup whey (how to make whey)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (where to buy) or ghee (where to buy)
- 8-10 baby bella or cremini mushrooms
- 1 large onion, cut into quarters
10-15 cherry or grape tomatoes
Equipment You’ll Need
- 6-8 metal skewers (where to buy)
In a large glass mixing bowl, add the garlic, spices, vinegar, whey, and oil and stir to combine.
Add the meat to the bowl and toss to coat (I use my hands because the ghee or coconut oil can be firm and needs to be massaged in a bit). Place in the refrigerator in an airtight container or a plastic bag and allow to marinate for 2-4 hours.
Thread the meat and vegetables onto the skewers, alternating between meat and vegetables. Pour the marinade over the skewers and marinate another hour or two in the refrigerator.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes each side, 8 to 12 minutes total. Remove from the heat, cover with foil and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
This was delicious with rice!