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grilled beef skewers

Hawaiian Beef Skewers

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Sightly sweet, super delicious grilled Hawaiian style beef skewers made with tender pieces of steak, pineapple, red bell pepper and sweet onion. The beef is marinated in a flavor-packed sauce in the fridge prior to grilling that gives these skewers to most amazing flavor!
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 8 skewers


  • 2 lbs. Tri-Tip Steak (boneless) cut into 1 1/2" chunks
  • 1 Pineapple cut into 1 1/2" chunks
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers cut into 1 1/2" chunks
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion cut into 1 1/2" chunks
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce (low sodium)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds garnish
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Green Onions garnish


  • Cut steak into 1 1/2" cubes and place in a large storage bag or bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together minced garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and sesame oil. Reserve about a third of this sauce in the fridge for basting later.
  • Pour remaining marinade over steak cubes and toss to fully coat. Cover and place steak in the fridge to let marinade for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
  • Cut pineapple, red bell pepper and onion into 1 1/2" pieces. Skewer the kabobs using 3 pieces of steak, 2 pieces of pineapple, red bell pepper and onion.
  • Grab the reserve marinade and whisk in ketchup and honey.
  • Heat your grill to medium heat.
  • Add skewers to the hot grill, turning every 2-3 minutes to cook all sides evenly for a total of about 15 minutes. During the last few turns, baste with sauce.
  • When done, skewers will have nice char marks and meat will be tender (about 145-150 degrees for a medium cook). If you like them more well done, leave on for a bit longer.
  • Serve skewers with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Enjoy with your favorite side dishes!


  • If using wood skewers, soak the skewers for a few hours up to overnight to help prevent burning.
  • For more information on ingredients see above "Ingredients you need for this recipe."
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