Kebabs are quite popular in Dublin as a late night nosh. If you want to spend this Saint Patrick’s Day reveling with friends and family rather than babysitting that traditional boiled dinner or beef stew, these Guinness-marinated beef kebabs are quick to prepare, can be assembled the day before, and take no time at all to grill. This year, raise your skewers, clink them together, and say cheers to celebrating all things Irish.
Guinness Marinated Beef Kebabs
2 pounds sirloin tips or New York Strip steaks, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 cup Guinness beer
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
In a large bowl, stir together the Guinness, brown sugar, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add the beef cubes to the marinade and allow them to absorb the flavors for at least two hours or up to 2 days. Thread the beef cubes onto skewers and allow them to touch but not crowd each other.
Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Arrange the beef kebabs on the grill and allow them to cook for 1 minute on each side, rotating the skewers three times after placing them on the grill. Remove the beef kebabs and allow them to rest under foil for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
These beef kebabs pair wonderfully with simple mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and sliced onions that are caramelized with Guinness.
Article originally published in the Boston Herald on March 7, 2018.