Balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs are combined in a marinade that gives great flavor to the tender cubes of steak on Joyce Triggs' shish kabobs. Along with the beef, she skewers mushrooms, zucchini and cherry tomatoes for an easy, well-balanced meal in her Thibodaux, Louisiana kitchen.
Convenience foods make this hearty entree a snap to prepare. Purchased meatballs are easy to thread onto skewers. And since they're precooked, you just need to grill the kabobs until the fresh veggies are tender. Basting with bottled barbecue sauce adds fast flavor.
-Shawn Solley, Lawton, Oklahoma
My grandmother's homemade marinade adds tang and tenderness to these beefy kabobs. Her blend of herbs and spices punches up the flavor without adding lots of calories. —Jennifer Shaw, Dorchester, Massachusetts
Bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, pineapple chunks and stew meat are basted with a simple marinade from Gerri Layo of Massena, New York. "These kabobs can be assembled ahead, so they're ideal for family get-togethers," she writes. "They're a delicious alternative to hot dogs and hamburgers."
Here's an easy entree that's sure to get mustard lovers all fired up. Suzanne McKinley of Lyons, Georgia relies on the tangy condiment to season these beefy skewers. A bit of the no-fuss sauce is set aside for dipping.
When the temperatures are high, and so is your craving for Italian fare, turn to these deliciously different kabobs. A green salad and rustic bread are all you'll need to complete this summer meal. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
"Teens like assembling these creative kabobs almost as much as they like devouring them," says Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois. The whole family is sure to love the sensational Southwestern flavor of this twist on beef shish kabobs.