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shish kabobs
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5 from 2 votes

Juicy Shish Kabobs

Delicious, juicy, Middle Eastern shish kabobs.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 330kcal


  • 1 lb. beef or lamb cubed
  • 1 small yellow onion divide in half
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 T red wine
  • 1 T lemon juice fresh
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • tsp. allspice
  • tsp. Middle Eastern seven spice
  • 1 red or green bell pepper
  • 2 tsp. sumac


  • Add the following to a food processor: ½ of the onion, garlic, red wine, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, allspice, and seven spice. Pulse until there are no chunks remaining.
  • Pour the marinade over the meat. Cube the remaining onion and bell pepper and mix in with the meat mixture. Marinate for at least four hours. By the way, mushrooms would be a great addition to this recipe.
  • Skewer the meat on metal skewers, alternating with the onions and peppers. If you don't have metal skewers, I highly recommend them. If you would rather use wooden skewers, make sure you soak them in warm water for 20-30 minutes before using them. Sprinkle the skewered meat and vegetables with 2 teaspoons of sumac.
  • Barbecue over medium heat until the meat is cooked to your liking.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 670mg | Fiber: 1g