Your kids will love these Smashed Cowboy Kabobs! My kids love eating anything on a stick. I wished I had gotten a picture of at least one of them with barbecue sauce on their cheeks. We served them with fresh corn corn on the cob grilled while still in the husks! There is nothing like some olive oil butter dripping down your chin while eating fresh corn.
What kind of steak do you use for Smashed Cowboy Kabobs?
I like to use round steak cut into strips. Once they’re on the skewers, I tenderize them. I think you could use other cuts of meat as well like:
- round steak
- chuck steak
- sirloin steak
- flank steak
- skirt steak
I would avoid using cubed steak that’s already been tenderized because I think those would be possibly too tenderized and might fall off the skewers.
What kind of skewers do you use for Smashed Cowboy Kabobs?
It doesn’t really make a difference if you use metal skewers or bamboo skewers, but just know if you use wooden skewers like bamboo they must be soaked in water for awhile so they don’t burn up on the grill.
I usually forget about soaking mine, and then we end up using metal skewers.
How do you grill Smashed Cowboy Kabobs?
I love a good juicy steak fresh off the grill, but in the winter it can be hard to keep the grill at a good hot temperature. A few weeks ago we tried to cook two big ol’ skirt steaks out on the grill for fajita meat. It was freezing outside and super windy. Eventually we gave up, and I had to cook them in the oven.
These kebabs are super simple to make. I like to brush the meat with olive oil and a little salt. I baste with barbecue sauce before putting on the grill. Then, I baste a couple of times on each side of the skewers.
Make sure you oil down the grates so that your meat doesn’t stick. Then, you want the grill so hot you can only stand your hand over it for 1 second, and that kind of temperature will burn up wooden skewers quickly. If you’re using bamboo or other wooden skewers make sure they are soaked ahead of time.
More Barbecue Recipes
- BBQ Baked Potato
- Chopped Brisket Sandwiches with Raspberry Beer BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Brisket Enchiladas with TexMex Gravy
- Easy Baked BBQ Chicken Thighs
- Smoked Pork BBQ Mini Pizzas
A quick and easy grilling idea perfect for your family.
- 1 1/2 to 2 lbs round steaks
- olive oil
- your favorite barbecue sauce
- bamboo skewers
- Presoak your bamboo skewers for at least 20-30 minutes. (so they don't burn up)
- Cut each small round steak in half.
- Thread each steak half onto a skewer.
- Use a meat tenderizing hammer to smack both sides of the meat.
- Brush each skewered meat with olive oil on both sides.
- Then, brush each side with Kraft Barbecue Sauce.
- Rub grill grates with olive oil and then get the grill really hot.
- Place the skewers on direct flames and baste with more Kraft barbecue sauce.
- Flip after 2 minutes and baste the other side with Kraft barbecue sauce.
- Remove from grill and let sit for 4-5 minutes before serving.
- Get the grill good and hot, close to 400 degrees or so.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and provided product samples by Kraft Foods, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.