Grilled Beef & Vegetable Kebabs


These easy grilled beef & vegetable kebabs are not only delicious--they're economical too. Tri-tip is an inexpensive and flavorful cut of beef that takes beautifully to cooking over an open flame. Thread it onto skewers with colorful veggies and marinate for up to eight hours before cooking on the grill or over your campfire. Either way, it's a healthy and tasty summer meal.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
8 kebabs


  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 pound tri-tip sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 32 chunks

  • 16 button mushrooms

  • 16 cherry tomatoes

  • 1 small bell pepper (any color), cut into 16 pieces

  • 16 (1 inch) chunks red onion


  1. Whisk vinegar, oil, mustard, oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.

  2. Skewer beef, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper pieces and onion chunks, alternating evenly, on 8 metal or wooden skewers. Place the kebabs in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and pour the marinade over them. Refrigerate (or store in a cooler packed with ice) for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Remove the kebabs from the dish; discard the marinade. Grill the kebabs, turning once, to desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes total. To grill over your campfire, hold the skewers over the flames (but do not let the flames touch the food), turning regularly, until the meat is cooked to your liking, about 15 minutes for medium.


Equipment: 8 metal or wooden skewers

To make ahead: Marinate kebabs (Step 2) for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
10g Fat
12g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 kebabs
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Vitamin A 1148IU 23%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 46mg 11%
Potassium 747mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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