Greek Beef Souvlaki
Greek Beef Souvlaki is a standard in Greek and other Mediterranean restaurants. Whether beef, chicken, pork or lamb, the key is a good marinade, then grilled just right. Served on a bed of rice pilaf, in a pita bread, with a side of tzatziki sauce or any way you choose, and you have a traditional Greek meal. Opa!
2 pounds boneless beef (tenderloin works the best)
½ cup olive oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup red wine (optional)
3 teaspoons Greek Isles Seasoning
3 cloves garlic, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
Sea Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Peppers, cut in chunks
Cut the meat into 2 inch cubes. Place in a large re-sealable bag or marinating tray.
Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, and vinegar together. Add the Greek Isles Seasoning, garlic and onions. Pour into bag or marinating tray and seal. Make sure all the ingredients are blended together well.
Place in the refrigerator and let marinate for 2-3 hours. You can marinate overnight if you have enough time. Remove the meat and discard the marinade.
Skewer the meat on metal skewers, alternating each piece of meat with the vegetables. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for several hours. Cook the meat evenly on each side on medium-high grill until cooked through. Serve on a platter garnished with parsley. If you have tzatziki sauce, its even better.
Serve with a side of Rice Pilaf and warm Pita Bread to make your meal complete. Check out our Pita Bread recipe if you want to make your own.