Beef kebabs

Beef kebabs



  • 500-600g rump steak
  • 12-16 bamboo sticks, about 16cm in length (smallish ones)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 small fresh red chilli
  • Dot's Canola Oil Cooking Spray


Trim away any fat around the edge of the steak if needed so you have a lean slab of meat.

Cut the meat into small 2cm cubes for small children or larger-sized cubes for older kids.

Thread onto thin, small bamboo sticks. Snip the sharp end off to prevent any injuries during eating!

Place in a ceramic or glass dish and drizzle with your choice of marinade (see below).

Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook for at least an hour or more. Turn every so often to marinate the meat in the sauce.

Kids’ marinade

For the kids, use an incredibly simple and easy marinade – Worcestershire sauce! It is more fruity than salty, adds a touch of flavour and softens the meat so it’s easy to chew.

Parent’s marinade

In a bowl, mix together olive oil, fresh rosemary leaves, crushed garlic and your diced red chilli (or just grind up some black pepper if you’re not keen on too much spice).

Pour into the bottom of a shallow dish and place the beef skewers in the marinade to soak.

Turn every hour or so to coat the meat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook up to a day ahead.

To cook

Cook kebabs on a pre-heated barbecue grill or in a non-stick pan that you’ve sprayed with Dot's Canola Oil Cooking Spray.

Cook for 2-3 minutes, turning once until cooked medium – don’t overcook the meat or it will be tough.

Serve with a rice salad of cooked brown rice mixed with pine nuts, currants and chopped parsley along with a tossed green salad.

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Serving Suggestions


  • We recommend Dot's Canola Oil Cooking Spray as it has no artificial flavours, added salt, colours or animal fats.
  • Remember that the larger the meat cubes, the longer they will take to cook.
  • Leave the meat to marinate for up to an hour before cooking. If you prefer, you could even marinate a day ahead.
  • This recipe was create by Catherne Saxelby for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

Directions for use for Dot's Canola Oil Cooking Spray:

  • Hold can as upright as possible and spray surface of unheated cookware coating cooking area completely.
  • Do not spray product onto naked flame or lighted BBQs.
  • Do not spray into gas ovens, even when not lit.

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