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This Beef Kebab Recipe Is Pretty Much the Perfect Backyard Barbecue Food

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Summer is our favorite season, and the best thing about summer is obviously the backyard barbecues. Though we've attended about a million grilling shindigs over the course of our lives, the thought of throwing our own still seems a little... intimidating.

We met up with food blogger Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking for her hostess-with-the-mostess expertise. From easy decor that's worthy of an Instagram post (or two) to the perfect food and beverage choices, Dalkin has us feeling totally at ease with our ability to pull off a backyard barbecue for the ages.

Here's her recipe for grilled beef kebabs that will knock your guests' socks off. The key is the superior Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce that really takes the beef tips to a whole new level of deliciousness. So often when we barbecue kebabs, we throw the meat on the stick and are done with it — but when you allow the teriyaki to really settle into the beef, you're going to get crazy flavor.

You've had grilled beef and vegetable skewers before, but we promise you they were nothing like this.

Grilled Beef Kebabs

Prep time: 6 – 8 hours
Cook time: 12 minutes
Makes 3 – 4 servings


For the Beef Kebabs

1 bottle Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce, plus extra for brushing
1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin tips, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 large sweet onion, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch squares
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch squares
1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch squares

For the Scallion Sauce

15 scallions, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup fish sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  1. Place the beef cubes in a large sealed plastic bag. Add the Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce and seal the bag, pressing out as much air as possible. Transfer the bag to the refrigerator and marinate the beef for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Thread the beef onto metal skewers, alternating with the onion and colorful bell peppers. Discard the marinade.
  3. Combine all the ingredients for the scallion sauce in a large bowl just before you begin grilling; stir occasionally and add extra Kikkoman® Soy Sauce depending on your taste preference.
  4. Light a gas or charcoal grill. Grill the skewers over direct high heat until the beef is well-seared on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Brush the skewers all over with additional Kikkoman® Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce. Cover the grill and continue to cook until the center of the beef is medium. Transfer the skewers to a platter and let it rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with the scallion sauce on the side for dipping.

This post is sponsored by Kikkoman®.

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