You’ve seen the colorful prepared kebabs in the butcher case, but cooking meat and vegetables together on a stick is a bad idea because the meat will overcook before the veggies are done. So keep them separate, and add extra flavor with a Mediterranean spiced marinade made with a little tomato paste and brown sugar to help everything brown. Serve the grilled sirloin and veggies with some pita bread, drizzle with a creamy yogurt sauce, and you’ve got a complete and tasty meal.
Game plan: If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes beforehand so they don’t burn on the grill.
Watch Lisa Lavery of the CHOW Test Kitchen make these delicious shish kebabs in an episode of our video series The Easiest Way.