Asian Beef Skewers Recipe
I have been planning for a while to post a delicious recipe using my smoker or a grill. Summer season is here so you can make this over and over again during beautiful summer evenings and enjoy it with your family and friends. Also, 4th of July is just around the corner so let’s make these tasty Asian beef, pepper and onion Skewers.
Prep your meat, and heat up your grills because you guys are going to love these mouthwatering beef skewers. I made them so many times, but I never had the time to actually take pictures because as supportive as my family is about all this food blogging and photography thingy, I have a house full of hungry kids so there is no freaking way to take even 5 minutes to snap a few pics.
Today, I didn’t tell anyone that I was making one of their favorite summer savory foods so it was quite a surprise when I open the outside door and called everyone to join me in the backyard. I set up the table, quickly finished taking pics and called them to come out for a delicious evening in the backyard. Don’t you just love summer evenings, fireflies, grilled food and laughter of your loved ones?
That, my friends, makes my heart fill with joy and happiness… I don’t know what I did in the past life, but I feel incredibly happy to have these people, my tribe, my everything in my life. I hope you all create your own memories during summer days.
If you happen to make this recipe or any other, please tag me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking and use hashtag #sandraseasycooking so I am able to see your delicious creations and share with my readers as well.
Asian Beef Skewers
The Best Smoked Asian beef skewers
- 2 pounds top sirloin steak cut into cubes
- 2 Bell Peppers any kind
- 1/2 Large Onion preferably red
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1/4 cup Ponzu Sauce
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce light
- 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp. Honey
- 1 inch Fresh Ginger grated
- 3 garlic cloves minced or grated
Combine all the ingredients for marinade and pour over the cubed meat. Allow it to marinate in the fridge for one hour. Make sure that the bowl is covered with plastic wrap. You can toss and turn beef cubes around just to make sure every beef cube is marinated properly.
Once the meat has marinated, thread it onto the skewers alternating with pieces of bell pepper and red onion. Just before grilling brush some of the marinade over the skewers.
Grill kebabs over slower temperature (300F), turning them around at least one time for 40 minutes. If you have a lid or a smoker with a lid close it and cook for about 40 minutes to up to 50 minutes depending on how big your beef cubes are or how your grill/smoker operate.
Once the internal temperature of each piece reaches 130°F (54°C), remove the kebabs from the grill or take them out of the smoker. Allow the meat to rest for about 4-5 minutes so the juices could go back in.
- You may use Mirin instead of the Lemon juice to tenderize the meat. Mirin is Japanese type of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content. I like the fresh taste of lemon juice so I use it.
- Any Skewers will do, however, if you going to grill wooden skewers make sure to soak them in a bit of water before grilling to prevent them from burning away.