Tender chunks of beef sirloin, marinated in a garlicky grapefruit marinade, grilled to perfection. Try it tonight!

Two kabobs on square white plate with asparagus spears and sprig of thyme.

You’ll love how tender and juicy this marinated steak kebab is. With chunks of pepper, onions, and tomatoes, and a side of asparagus spears, you have yourself a fine meal! Low carb, too, if you’re interested in keeping the carbs down.

This recipe is from Fabio. No…not that one. This one! You’ll know him if you are a fan of the show Top Chef. He has a fun accent and definitely knows his way around the kitchen. I adapted his recipe quite a bit though.

Who doesn’t love to grill during the summer? Even if you don’t have a place to grill, pick up a grill pan and take it inside. You still get all the great flavors of the grill.

We have a grill but….right now it needs a new tank of propane. So today I grilled these skewers inside! I just have a small grill pan, but it doesn’t matter. I did the skewers in batches, and let the first batch rest, tented under foil, while the second batch cooked.

 

About this recipe

This recipe is from Fabio. No…not that one. This one! You’ll know him if you are a fan of the show Top Chef. He has a fun accent and definitely knows his way around the kitchen. I adapted his recipe quite a bit though.

What you’ll need

  • Sirloin Steak: Actually this recipe works for pork or chicken, too. Boneless is best because it’s easier to cut into cubes.
  • Olive Oil, White Wine, Grapefruit Juice, Garlic and Thyme: For an absolutely great marinade. I could drink this stuff.
  • Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, and Bell Pepper: to add to the skewers. 

How to make beef skewers

First off, combine the marinade ingredients and add half of the marinade to the beef. Put it all in a ziptop bag or a shallow dish and refrigerate for about three hours.

When it’s getting close to grilling time, soak your skewers if they’re wooden. You don’t want them to start on fire. Thirty minutes or so should do it.

Thread the skewers with the marinated sirloin cubes, and the vegetables. I like to alternate them for good visual contrast. 

Grill the kebabs, brushing them with the reserved marinade. Don’t they smell good?

Several kebabs in grill pan on stove.

Make ahead tips

  • Marinate the beef.
  • Prepare the veggies and refrigerate.
  • Soak the skewers. 

More grilled kebabs

Get your grill fired up for these beautiful skewers! Try:

 

Two kabobs on square white plate, with asparagus spears and sprig of thyme.

Recipe

Citrus Beef Skewers with Grapefruit Marinade

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Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Tender chunks of beef sirloin, marinated in a garlicky grapefruit marinade, grilled to perfection. Try it tonight!
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Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 grapefruit (about ½ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 lb. boneless sirloin steak, cubed
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 oz. cherry or grape tomatoes

Instructions 

  • For marinade, combine olive oil, wine, garlic, grapefruit juice, and chopped fresh thyme in small bowl. Pour ½ cup marinade over beef in large shallow baking dish or plastic bag; turn to coat. Cover, or close bag and marinate in refrigerator about 3 hours. Refrigerate remaining marinade.
  •  Remove beef from marinade, discarding marinade. Alternately thread beef, onions, peppers and tomatoes on skewers*. Season, if desired, with salt and black pepper.
  • Grill, turning once and brushing frequently with reserved marinade, 10 minutes or until desired doneness.
  • *If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes prior to use.

Notes

  • If preferred, thread vegetables on skewers separately from beef to ensure that they get done.

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer, Calories: 326kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 69mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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46 Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    Love these bright, beefy beauties!!

  2. shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    These look so good! I pulled them up and my husband walked behind me and said, “you need to make those!”

  3. Lesa @Edesia's Notebook says:

    What beautiful kebabs! I love grapefruit but have never used it as a marinade before. Sounds great.

  4. Lois Christensen says:

    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Autumn@Good Eats Girl says:

    These look amazing! I love skewers and am always looking for a new recipe for them! And…I’ll be happy to take care of the rest of the bottle of wine for you! ;)

  6. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says:

    I love Bertolli oil and almost always have it in the pantry.

    Olive trees – I felt very young around some really old trees in Italy. :) Compared to those trees I’m just a whippersnapper. LOL

  7. Tracey says:

    Skewers are my favorite, I love the use of the grapefruit in this recipe! Definitely going on our summer grilling list :)

  8. Kathryn says:

    When I was at university, I wrote an essay about olives and learnt that they only produce a good crop every other year (this was in ancient times so I think it’s changed a bit now). I love olive oil facts!

  9. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven says:

    Oooh – I love the idea of a grapefruit marinade! These look so yummy for summer!

  10. Miriam @ Overtimecook says:

    These look absolutely delicious, definitely going on my to-try list!