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Beef and Veggie Kebabs with Tzaziki Sauce


-12 metal or wooden skewers

-8 oz mushrooms, chopped into large pieces

-1 red pepper, sliced

-1 large red onion, sliced

-1 1/2 lb beef round, cubed

-1 Tbsp lemon juice

-1 Tbsp oregano

-salt and pepper to taste

-olive oil



-1 cup whole plain yogurt

-1/2 large cucumber, seeded, peeled sliced and diced fine

-1/2 large red onion, minced

-2 Tbsp mint, finely chopped

-1 Tbsp lemon juice

-pinch salt


-If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 1 to 2 hours to prepare them for the stove

-Scoop yogurt into a mesh sieve or a strainer. Place sieve/strainer over a deep bowl and let the yogurt drip for 30 - 45 minutes. This will make your sauce less watery.

-Peel, slice and seed your cucumber. Place the slices in a collander in the sink or over a bowl. Give the cucumbers a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. Let them drain until the yogurt is done.

-Chop mushrooms, slice pepper and red onion and set aside in a bowl.

-Chop mint and set aside.

-Once yogurt is done draining, remove it to a bowl. Dice the drained cucumber and add it to the yogurt. Mince 1/2 red onion and add it as well. Add the mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Mix the sauce and put it in the fridge to chill

-Prepare kebabs: Create 8 skewers with 4-5 cubes of beef each. Create 4 skewers full of veggies (be sure to load them up! The veggies will shrink while they cook). Place all prepared skewers on a baking sheet or paper towel. Drizzle with olive oil and season with Oregano, salt and pepper.

-Turn the burners on your stove to high and place the kebabs right on top. The beef will take about 10 minutes (turn every 2-3 minutes). Veggies will take about 6-7 minutes.

-Serve beef and veggies together with sauce. Enjoy!

Tags: kebabs, greek food, beef, vegetables, beef and veggie skewers, cucumber sauce, tzaziki sauce


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