I know you put a kebab on a skewer, but I’ve heard the end result called by both names.
Is it regional?
Is it cultural?
I guess it really doesn’t matter either way, because whatever you call them, the concept of grilling bite-sized items on a sick is probably the best camping food ever devised. (Outside of s’mores. But, that’s a whole different category.)
These Mango Beef Kebabs (Skewers) combine the meaty depth of beef steak with the sweet, tropical flavors of mango.
And, they’re super simple.
The only part that took the littlest bit of effort and attention was cubing the mango.
You see, I always cut our mangos into wedge slices. And, lets just say it was a good thing we love mango so much that I bought an extra, because halfway through cutting up the mango, I realized that wedge slices were not going skewer as effectively as I was hoping.
When you’re so used to doing something one particular way, let me tell you, it can be a bit of a brain exercise to try to do even the simplest things, like trying to figure out how to cut mangos into cubes.
But, I’m happy to report my brain was exercised, and the mango finally became cubes that were perfect for skewering.
(There are some great tutorials online, like this one from Simple Recipes, for how to cut a mango, if you’re in the same rut I was.)
Do have a metal spatula handy when grilling these kebabs.
The mango likes to stick to the grill grates, so you’ll want to loosen the kebabs from the grate with the spatula before you flip them.
- ¼ C Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp lime juice (or the juice of 1 lime)
- 1 tsp ginger, ground
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 lb sirloin steak, cut into ¾” cubes
- 2 large mangos, pitted, peeled, and diced into ¾” cubes
- 12 bamboo or other grilling skewers
- In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, ginger, chili powder, and salt.
- Place the sirloin cubes into a shallow dish and cover with the marinade. Cover and let the beef marinate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. (You should be able to hold your hand 4 inches over the cooking grate for 4-5 seconds.)
- If using bamboo skewers, soak the skewers in water for 3-5 minutes to prevent them from charring.
- Skewer the marinated meat and mango cubes, leaving about 2 inches at each side of the skewer for easy turning.
- Place the skewers on the grill and cook, covered 4 minutes.
- Use a spatula to loosen the mango chunks from the grill grate. Then, flip the skewers. (Moving them around as needed to hotter or cooler parts of the grill.) Cover the grill and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
- Serve kebabs as is or use them as a tropical topping for a fresh summer salad.
This weekend, the Sunday Supper crew is having a BBQ party! So, get ready for some finger-licking good sauces, cooling summer drinks, and more great BBQ recipes from the crew below!
- Best Wines For A Summer BBQ Party from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
- Grilled Peach and Cinnamon Whiskey Sour from Peaceful Cooking
- How To Make Fresh Squeezed Lemonade from Life Tastes Good
- Pineapple Margaritas from The Messy Baker
- Stone Fruit Sangria from Because I Like Chocolate
- Strawberry Lemonade from Basic N Delicious
- BBQ Stuffed Calimari from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner
Sides and Accompaniments
- Cucumber Salad with Blackberry Browned Butter Vinaigrette from Nik Snacks
- Easy Fruity Salad from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter from The Redhead Baker
- Jacques’ Cucumber Salad with Onions from Food Lust People Love
- Mango Peanut Slaw from The Texan New Yorker
- Mom’s Classic Macaroni Salad from Webicurean
- Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce from Bobby’s Kozy Kitchen
- Two Tomato Chutney from What Smells So Good?
- Asian-Style Pasta with Gochujang Peanut Sauce from Wallflour Girl
- Barbecue Ribs from girlichef
- BBQ Stuffed Peppers from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Bistecca from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Competition Baby Back Ribs with Apple-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce from Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Grilled Clams with Chorizo from Noshing With The Nolands
- Grilled Sanma from A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen
- Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Basil from Nosh My Way
- Grilled Swordfish and Eggplant with Fusilli and Tomatoes from Cooking Chat
- Grilled Wings from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Lemon Oregano Spatchcock Chicken from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Mango Beef Kebabs from Curious Cuisiniere
- Steak Skewers with Chimichurri from Jelly Toast
- Sweet and Tangy Blueberry BBQ Chicken Pizza from Simply Gourmet
- Amazing S’mores 7-Layer Bars from Flavor Mosaic
- Banana Pudding Pie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Blackberry Cake from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Blueberry and Raspberry Galette from Rhubarb and Honey
- Farm Stand Blackberry Buckle from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Grilled Peach Crumble from Try Anything Once Culinary
- Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream and Sweet Balsamic Syrup from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie from Melanie Makes
- Lemon Ricotta Bars from The Foodie Army Wife
- Old Fashioned Sour Cherry Pie from Pies and Plots
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- S’mores Chocolate Cookie Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
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