Sweet & Spicy Steak Kabobs

I have finally slipped into a summertime-state-of-mind. With all of the busy 4th of July festivities now but a memory, I find myself yearning to delve into all that summer has to offer. I want to covet the long, lazy, steamy days and saunter through them with a moment by moment mentality. I love to rise with the sun and quietly sip that first exquisite cup of coffee before the rest of the world wakes up. As I move onto my second cup I relish in the ritual of watering my thirsty garden. Watching the cool water bring my beloved flowers back to life I make a mental check list of what I’d like to accomplish in the precious hours that lay patiently before me. More often than not, my mind wanders to food.

What meals will I prepare for my family today?

Nine times out of ten I visualize a meal made for the grill as the perfect way to eventually end the day.

Wouldn’t you agree that grilling is the perfect way to end a summertime day? And in my mind, the less complicated, more flavorful, the better I always say.

Wait until you see how easy these sweet & spicy pepperazzi steak kabobs are to assemble! You’ll need top sirloin steak, hickory smoked bacon, red & yellow jarred pepperazzi peppers, an onion, fresh sage and dried rosemary (and paprika and S & P that didn’t make it into the photo).

You’ll also need some skewers. Can’t make kabobs without skewers. I used wooden hickory smoked skewers for added flavor but you can use whatever you like. (If you decide to use wooden skewers just remember to soak before using). Putting the kabobs together is a breeze. Cut the steak, onions and bacon into 2 inch pieces and pepperazzi peppers in half. Place the steak into a bowl and toss with the herbs, paprika and some salt and pepper. Then assemble the kabobs. Any order will do, however I strongly suggest that you make sure to place the bacon against the steak for extra flavor as the two meld together while grilling. It is magnificent.

Wasn’t that easy? And aren’t they pretty? Just wait until you taste how flavorful they are!

Once assembled, place on the grill and cook (and turn) kabobs until desired temperature.

And while your at it, try throwing some Bush’s Grillin’ Beans into a grill-safe bowl and heat them right beside the steak kabobs on the grill.

I like to take the term “grillin’ beans” literally. And why not? It makes dinner that much easier.

I served Southern Pit Barbecue Grillin’ Beans. The delicious slow-cooked rich barbecue sauce with pieces of red pepper tucked within the beans was a superb compliment for the sweet & spicy steak kabobs.

It was a match made in heaven.

And it was the perfect way to end my summertime state-of-mind kind of day.

Happy grilling!

~Wenderly

Here’s the recipe!

Sweet & Spicy Steak Kabobs

(makes 8 kabobs)

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 pounds top sirloin steak
16 red & yellow jarred pepperazzi peppers
4 slices hickory smoked bacon
1 onion

For the rub:

1 tbsp paprika
1/4 cup dried rosemary – chopped
1/4 cup fresh sage – chopped
salt & pepper to taste

What you’ll do:

If using wooden skewers, soak in water before using.

Cut the steak, onions and bacon into 2 inch pieces and the pepperazzi peppers in half. To make the rub for the meat, mix the herbs, paprika and some salt and pepper and toss with the cubes of steak. Then assemble the kabobs. Any order will do, however I strongly suggest that you make sure to place the bacon against the steak for extra flavor.

Place the kabobs onto a preheated grill and cook until desired temperature. Make sure to turn the kabobs for even cooking.

Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bush’s Beans but as always the opinions stated, photos & recipes are my own.

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13 Comments

  1. Posted July 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    The kebobs look great! Why am I not surprised? Most likely be trying this recipe over the summer too :)

  2. Posted July 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Faaaabulous, holy cow!

  3. Posted July 12, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Great summer meal!

  4. Posted July 12, 2012 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    They are so pretty…I mean mouthwatering gorgeous. I want it for breakfast!

  5. Christienne
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    I must have them… would you come and grill them for us? That’s the only way to make this dinner easier for me!

    ;-)

  6. Posted July 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    I love lazy summer days, too. Long, long days to do whatever I please. And I can’t think of anything more welcome at the end of a long, lazy day than these steak kabobs and maybe a little cocktail just for good measure.

  7. Posted July 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Love this! A perfect summer meal!

  8. Posted July 13, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Wendy, what amazing looking kebabs–I can almost smell them! And I love me some Grillin’ Beans!

  9. Posted July 16, 2012 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    What a fun idea to use the pepperazzi peppers! These kabobs are so colorful…and I love how easy they are to put together.

  10. Heather
    Posted July 24, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    These look fabulous! Did you use jarred pepperazzi peppers? I don’t think I’d be able to find fresh anywhere.

    • Posted July 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Heather! Yes, I used jarred pepperazzi peppers! Guess I should have clarified that! (Going to update recipe now!) :)

  11. Posted August 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    I agree totally… there is something so relaxing and enjoyable about grilling after a long day (wine in hand of course!) :) These look fab!

  12. Posted August 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    You can grill bacon? I had no idea–and I don’t know why it never occurred to me before. Adding it to kabobs is a pretty great idea, too. I need to go to the store…

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