Cooking juicy beef kebab is an art, but even an aspiring cook will cope with this task with a competent approach; the most important thing is to choose the right beef. Frying on charcoal does not imply long-term exposure to heat, that is, beef should reach readiness rather quickly. Best for a juicy beef skewers suitable roast beef from a thick edge or tenderloin.
Marinade is the most delicious, you can cook it according to the classic recipe (spices, salt, onion and vinegar), but I propose to depart from the traditions and do without vinegar, and, moreover, without mayonnaise, which recently penetrates all recipes. Lemon juice and onion puree are much more effective and healthier if you need to marinate the meat for a juicy kebab of beef.
- Preparation time: 8-10 hours
- Servings: 4
Ingredients for juicy beef kebab:
- 1 kg of beef tenderloin;
- 150 g onions;
- 150 g stem celery;
- bunch of parsley;
- chili peppers;
- 1 lemon;
- 50 g of ketchup or tomato sauce;
- 5 g hops-suneli;
- 5 g ground paprika;
- rosemary, salt, olive oil.
A method of cooking juicy kebab of beef.
First, we make the most delicious marinade for beef kebab, which will soften the meat fibers. It is no secret that beef skewers are often tough, but all because, first, you need to choose the right meat, and second, marinate it well to reduce the frying time.
So, cut large onions, put in a blender.
Add a bunch of fresh parsley (both greens and stalks) and stem celery to the onions.
Spicy chili cut large, add to the rest of the vegetables.
Grind vegetables until smooth, if it turns out very thick, then you can add a little filtered water to make the processor easier to grind the ingredients. Pour ground paprika and hops-suneli.
Squeeze the juice from a whole lemon, filter through a sieve so that the lemon seeds do not get into the marinade.
Add ketchup or tomato sauce. I cook homemade ketchup with bell pepper: even a small spoon of it diversifies the aroma and taste of the marinade. We mix everything together, notice: salt is not necessary, salt will draw moisture from the meat, and we have nothing to do with.
Beef tenderloin cut large - pieces of meat for kebabs should be similar in size and weight. Films and excess fat must be cut. By the way, you need to leave some fat to keep the meat dry.
Put the pieces of beef in the prepared marinade, remove to a cool place for 6-8 hours.
String marinated meat on skewers, lubricate with high-quality olive oil, this is important, especially if the beef is lean.
On request, for a shish kebab, you can cut the onion head into small rings and alternate pieces of beef with onion rings.
I advise you to put a sprig of rosemary on the coals to flavor the smoke.
As soon as the meat is fried, remove from the heat and salt to taste. Juicy kebab from beef ready. Enjoy your meal!
A suitable piece of beef, the right marinade, good mood, delicious homemade ketchup and good company - that’s all you need for everyone’s favorite “picnic” dish - juicy beef kebab.