Super Bowl Grilling Ideas: Beef Shish Kebab

super bowl recipesFor over 40 years, football fans across the country have looked forward to and enjoyed watching the Super Bowl every winter. For these fans, endless days of exciting victories and painful losses have all led up to this big event. Restaurants and bars fill up quickly with excited football enthusiasts. Because of this, many fans opt to host their own get-togethers with family, friends and fellow die-hard fans to watch two talented teams battle it out for football supremacy. Although football is the true star of any Super Bowl, the food is always a close second.

Chips, cheese platters, and cocktail wieners are common snacks that many guests almost come to expect during a Super Bowl Party. When the food is not exciting, guests can leave a party underwhelmed with their experience. Hosting a Super Bowl bash comes with one simple food challenge – have guests leave with happy faces and full bellies without breaking the bank or boring them to death. Want to wow party guests this year? Think outside the oven! Grilling is a great solution for making non-traditional Super Bowl food, like these delicious and filling beef shish kebabs!

Beef Shish Kebabs Ingredients:

• 2 pounds beef tenderloin or sirloin cubed
• 1 tablespoon white vinegar
• 1 teaspoon cumin
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• ½ teaspoon coriander
• ½ teaspoon paprika
• ½ cup olive oil
• Desired grilling vegetables cubed or sliced

How to Prepare Beef Shish Kebabs

1. Day before grilling, create the beef marinate by combining vinegar, cumin, minced garlic, coriander, paprika and olive oil.
2. Cube beef tenderloin or sirloin and place in a freezer bag. Add marinade to freezer bag and refrigerate for 24 hours.
3. Prior to grilling, prepare vegetables by cutting into slices or cubes. Spray kebab skewers with cooking oil.
4. While bringing grill up to temperature, remove meat from freezer bag and thread onto pre-greased skewers with desired vegetables.
5. To prevent sticking, spray grill with cooking oil. Place kebabs and grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until desired tenderness.

Beef shish kebabs make for fast, easy finger foods for any Super Bowl get together. Want to add another spin to this dish? Why not make a shish kebab bar and let guests build their creations with a variety of meats and veggies. Any way it’s done, this recipe will leave a host with only happy guests and empty plates!

*Photo Courtesy of CookbookMan17 via Creative Commons License

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